Earth Will Not Abide
Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross, Brian Holmes and Alejandro Meitin, Sarah Lewison and duskin! drum, Claire Pentecost, and Sara Siestreem
Opening Reception, Nov 1, 6 – 8pm
The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA is pleased to present The Earth Will Not Abide.
The exhibition The Earth Will Not Abide poses questions about the ecological and social viability of industrial agriculture and extractive land use. These artist projects, spanning video, creative mapping, paintings, and installation, comprise an investigation of and aesthetic response to these questions, employing a variety of media and methods. Through the works of Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross, Brian Holmes and Alejandro Meitin, Sarah Lewison and duskin! drum, Claire Pentecost, and Sara Siestreem, the exhibition draws connections between lands in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and China that have been—and are currently being—engineered to support an agricultural economy based on monoculture. The Earth Will Not Abide attempts to understand the rapid transformations in land use, biological diversity, and social structures wrought by these monocultures and envision how the analytical tools of political ecology allow us to visualize and critique this subject, while also pointing us in the direction of viable responses.
This project is made possible by the generous support of c3:initiative & Oregon Cultural Trust