Time and Place On View Now at the Art Museum of Sonoma County
Currently on exhibit at the Art Museum of Sonoma County, Time & Place: Human Impact and our Changing Environment considers natural and constructed environments, human impact, and how a place changes over time.
Through the work of four consummate artists this intelligent and thought-provoking exhibition explores ways to understand these climate and cultural challenges in a larger global context.
While the cause of climate change is a hotly debated subject, this project, according to the curator, Jeff Nathanson, “was developed from the perspective that the climate change we are experiencing is caused by the decisions and actions of people living on this planet.”
Locally, we have also witnessed the dramatic changes caused by natural disasters and political decisions that have altered our physical and cultural landscapes.
The artists for this exhibition were selected to represent various perspectives on the urban environment, the natural environment, and how our decisions, actions, and inactions contribute to change, both positive and negative.
Kim Anno works with themes of ecology, history, and climate change. She uses a variety of media and technologies applied to metal surfaces. Anno is a professor at the California College of the Arts and currently teaches a course called Art Lab: California Climate.
Kim Anno, Civil, 2017
Donna Brookman, in her Palace of Memory series, expresses loss and renewal through the use of an abstract language that is suggestive of both natural phenomena and a deeply personal response to the external world.
Donna Brookman, Palace of Memory
Lewis deSoto creates large-scale photographs that combine a series of multiple images that were taken over time, and then assembled with a software program. The resulting images are in sharp focus but also include evidence of movement, and thus reflect the gathering layers of time and cultural histories.
Lewis deSoto, Witness; 3 Minutes at Palm Canyon
Andrew Moore’s photographic series, typically taken over many years, records the impact of time on the natural and built environment. He investigates the intersections of historical moments found within specific locations, and captures a strong sense of place while also questioning our linear understanding of time.
Andrew Moore, Boblo Boat, Detroit
Details: Time & Place: Human Impact and our Changing Environment continues through Sept. 23, 2018, Art Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, 707-579-1500.