Main Gallery

Threatened, Endangered, Extinct: Artists Confront Species Loss

DATE

April 4, 2014May 10, 2016

Opening Reception

April 4, 20146:30 – 8:30 PM

exhibitions

Sue Coe, Turning a Blind Eye, 2009, woodcut, 17 x 52 1/4"

Curated by Matthew Brower

Featuring: Bill Burns, Emmalee Carroll, Sue Coe, Roger Peet and Jenny Pope

Threatened, Endangered, Extinct looks at artistic responses in contemporary printmaking to species-level threats generated by human activity. To mark the centenary year of the loss of the passenger pigeon, the exhibition presents work by artists whose practices highlight some of the key ways that printmakers have responded to the many crises facing animal life in an era in which humans are profoundly reshaping the biosphere.

Matthew Brower is a curator and writer who teaches in the museum studies program at the University of Toronto. Much of his writing focuses on the role of animals in visual culture. He is the author of Developing Animals: Early American Wildlife Photography (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Click below to download the exhibition brochure, with accompanying essay and full author and artist biographies.