Mar 06 Wednesday
Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca and Anita Welych & Carrie Drake of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.
Christine uses NOAA data to create her Stuffed Storms fabric sculptures, which are a visual record of the Atlantic Tropical Storm seasons. Her work also explores local impacts through her Invasive Species Cyanotypes using a camera-less photographic printing process dating back to the 1840s to document invasive species in the Finger Lakes Region.
Since 2010 Anita has been researching declining North American bird populations in what scientists are calling a “mass extinction event.” Her work, Dwindle, seeks to visually represent scientific meta-data of bird populations during the periods between 1966-1974 and 2016-2018.
Continuing to explore local impacts, Carrie will invite the public into an interactive component of her art, asking us all to reflect on our shared responsibility for addressing the climate crisis. Participants are invited to color one of four images of Syracuse parks, which will be overlapped and displayed in the gallery. She also worked with community knitters and students from the Montessori School of Syracuse to visually document change in Syracuse temperatures by facilitating a “tempestry project” – a collaborative fiber arts project that presents global warming data in visual form through knitted or crocheted artwork.
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