June 24-August 19, 2023
Featuring the work of 34 artists from throughout Northern California, the exhibition showcases a broad range of artistic responses to the earth, through work in photography, painting, installation, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and digital media.
Images from left to right, top to bottom: Alana Rios, "Superbloom," 2020, handcut archival pigment prints, beanbags made from custom fabric, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist; Kala Stein, "Atmospheric River," 2023, terracotta, glaze, 80 x 147 x 1 in., courtesy of the artist; Federica Armstrong, "Carr Fire," 2018, archival digital print, courtesy of the artist
Artists in the exhibition include: Susana Arias, Federica Armstrong, Defne Beyce, Andrea Borsuk, Henry Bortman, Heidi Brueckner, Leo Loren Burr, Alice Combs, Lisa Cooperman, Edi Dai, Tara de la Garza, Leeza Doreian, Jeff Downing, Claire Dunn, Richard Dweck, Tanja Geis, Bibby Gignilliat, Courtney Griffith, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Pantea Karimi, Jennifer Klecker, Albert Harold Lewis, Kent Manske, Mary Moca, Ulrike Palmbach, Tricia Rainwater, Alana Rios, Piyaali B. Samanta, Emily Schlickman, Pragati Sharma Mohanty, Siana Smith, Kala Stein, Anja Ulfeldt, Minoosh Zomorodinia.
Juror Jodi Roberts selected the 34 artists out of hundreds of submissions. She explains, “Studying the works submitted for Earth has been a genuinely heartening experience. Even as the effects of the climate crisis are felt ever more acutely across the world, artists in the Bay Area are harnessing their creative skill and material ingenuity to address the problem. Each of the works in this show is rich in ideas, and many of the artists featured here are experimenting with new techniques and materials that demonstrate that art-making can be measurably good for the planet and our collective wellbeing. This show underscores the many contributions Bay Area artists make to global campaigns for a healthy and thriving natural world, and I’m excited to see the concepts and solutions these thinkers develop in months and years to come.
Jodi Roberts, is the co-founder and Managing Director at Art + Climate Action (A+CA) and co-founder of Partners for Arts Climate Targets (PACT). At A+CA, Roberts leads the development of customized climate action plans for Bay Area institutional partners, connecting museums and galleries with resources available from government agencies, foundations, and local nonprofits in order to facilitate sustainability-focused operational and infrastructural changes. Roberts also has more than a decade of experience as a curator and art historian, with curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Stanford University’s Cantor Art Center, and Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery. She holds a B.A., M.A., and PhD from New York University in the History of Art and Architecture, and has published widely on modern and contemporary art from the U.S., South America, and Europe.