A recurrent problem with a lot of contemporary art
made as a response to the environmental crisis is that it tends to lack
aesthetic feeling. In its place is an earnest didacticism, which is
liable to become wearisome. So it came as a considerable relief that
"And for All This, Nature Is Never Spent," at the Pelham Art Center,
manages, for the most part, to sidestep this problem.
Subhankar Banerjee, Caribou Migration I: Oil and the Caribou, 2002, Digital
chromogenic print face mounted to Plexiglass, 59 x 74 inches. Courtesy of
the artist and Pelham Art Center.
The exhibition — organized
by Jo Anna Isaak, a guest curator, in collaboration with a group of
Fordham University students — has an explicitly political motive: to
broaden public awareness of environmental degradation.
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