Green Shows

Considering how important an issue it is, exhibitions on the environment are still not something you see a lot of. But thankfully there are a few organizations, both local and international, that see value in the topic.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education brings us Swarm with an opening reception this weekend, Saturday June 28th, 5:30-7pm.

Philly Weekly has covered the Mark Dion show at Bartrum Gardens. The Dion website is comprehensive and includes video and other media.

And Mark Dion appears in a lineup of well-known, international artists in Artists Respond to a Changing Planet. The website features a video trailer that includes interviews with the artists.

From what I can tell here, there is very little painting in any of these shows, especially abstraction. There seems to be a block for some reason that needs to be broken.

Above, Augmented Bee, 2004, detail, archival pigment print, 9 x 1.5 inches, by Talia Greene.