Anthropocene Drifter: paintings and sculpture by Zachary Skinner

Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, September 15, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 10
5 – 7pm

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landin, Garrison

Garrison Art Center is pleased to present Anthropocene Drifter, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Zachary Skinner. The exhibition will be on view at the Riverside Galleries from August 10 through September 15.

Zachary Skinner finds beauty, humor, irony and playfulness in his use of cast-off materials and his otherwise dark depictions of survival in response to increasingly violent weather due to climate change. Anthropocene Drifter is a powerful exhibition of paintings and sculptures depicting the dystopian point of view of a nomad living in a future in which the Earth’s ecosystem has been all but destroyed. The large, interactive installation is variously constructed from recycled objects and other simple materials portraying a nomadic survival camp in the aftermath of a dysfunctional interdependence of man and nature. The viewer is invited to wander through this environment which takes us on a fictional journey. Included in the installation are live plants cultivated by imaginative techniques on structures that also function as shelters. Other functional structures generate solar power through the gallery windows. The intention of the artist is for visitors to assume the role of nomad/survivor and contemplate their own interdependence with the land.