One Earth, One Chance: Announcing the finalists for the art exhibition on the theme of Climate Change sponsored by Sierra Club Canada Foundation in partnership with Rebecca Gallery.
Twenty-two artists have been selected to participate in the climate change exhibition which will be mounted in the Rebecca Gallery in Toronto from July 5 th to 28 th , 2016.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, July 7th from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Rebecca Gallery, 317 Grace St, Toronto, ON M6G 3A7
Climate change is an increasing reality impacting our lives and planet. It is creating military conflicts, mass migration, devastating droughts, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme weather conditions that endanger plants and animals and threatening food supplies. Both our daily and our inner lives are affected; ideologies are pushed to extremes, while anxieties and tension rule our emotions. Artists have responded through imagery and content, formal innovation, and even by choice of art materials.
Twenty-three works explore this theme including drawing, painting, sculpture, book works video, photograph, print and mixed media. The finalists are: Peter Adams, Jane Austin, Sheiia Butler, Laurie D’Alessandro, Pamela Dodds, Dana Edmonds, Phyllis Gordon, Phil Irish, Teneke Jorritsma, JungHee Lee-Marles, Susan Low-Beer, Isabel Mitchell, Leigh Nelson, Duane Nickerson, Maureen O’Connor, Leena Raudvee and Clement Kent, Monique Resnick, Margaret Rodgers, Tricia Van Oostyveen, Carol Westcott, Wendy Whaley.
Andy Fabo and Mary Kainer were the exhibition jurors. Andy Fabo is a renowned Canadian artist and art educator, work recently exhibited at MOCCA. Mary Kainer is an artist represented by Rebecca Gallery, the 2014 first-prize recipient of the juried Contemporary Drawing Exhibition held by the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto and a board member of Sierra Club Canada Foundation.