Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters

On view through Friday, March 8th

BAU Gallery Beacon Room
506 Main Street, Beacon

Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters addresses the damaging effects of climate change in relation to water, human survival, geoengineering, and the Anthropocene landscape. The exhibition includes photographs from the series Wandering Nomad Anthropocene Landscapes. Considered “eulogies for the land,” my giclée prints are glimpses of nature from the point of view of a wandering nomad. The nomad reflects on erosion, a deep freeze that may mean the demise of native flora, and industrial detritus littering a beach. The images in this series are meant to evoke a lost balance within the landscape and a sense of apprehension.

On view alongside the black and white photographs are colorful and richly layered paintings in oil, egg tempera, acrylic, and mixed media that also depict the point of view of a nomad, but this time someone living in a dystopian future in which the Earth’s ecosystem has been all but destroyed. (more info)

Image Title: Anthropocene Landscape with Rainwater Tents and Kale, 2018, by Zachary Skinner