Civilizations June 28, 2018 15:52
Join us Friday August 3, 6-9pm at Secession Art & Design for the opening of Civilizations, a collaborative show of work by Joshua Coffy and Heather Robinson. Thirteen new paintings by Josh and Heather feature endangered and threatened animal species.
Civilizations will be showing at Secession July 31 - September 30, 2018.
The Earth is 4.8 Billion years old. A billion years later life began on Earth. Man has been on Earth for roughly only 200,000 years. And civilizations started around 6,000 years ago. The Earth’s animals are encountering a relatively new problem...civilizations.
Humans are constantly encroaching on turf and territory long held by birds, mammals, and reptiles. Building one civilization displaces the natural ‘civilization’. Can animals outlast the manycivilizations as they come and go like the tides?
This art is created to highlight many of the creatures that are considered endangered or threatened. Their habitat is constantly being compromised in a give-and-take with civilizations. In a sense the work is created with that same give-and-take. Artist Heather Robinson creates the playing field with layers of fabric, design, colors, and patterns.
Then she hands the work to artist Joshua Coffy to add the actors. This collaborative effort is adelicate balance that pushes and pulls the attention, giving voice to the many creatures that are facing this challenge of Civilizations.