Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future) considers how our observation of natural worlds is influenced by measures of time and representations of form. From the tectonic to the technological, from the single-celled to the systemic, environments exist in a state of flux that can be studied and interpreted by a scientist or an artist.
This exhibition brings together diverse ranges of materials and observers, spanning historical and contemporary eras. Finely detailed Renaissance botanical publications, sweeping Romantic era landscape painting, late 19th and early 20th-century scientific photo-documentation of glaciers and contemporary works that visualize complex datasets are composed from soot, silver, wool, wood, ink, pixels, and more.
This exhibition is co-curated by Erin Espelie and Hope Saska.
SHOWN: Frederic Church's The Iceberg, 1875. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection