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Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Artistic Ventures and Scientific Discoveries: Perspectives on Biocrusts and Environmental Sustainability

Egyptians, Romans, and Europeans all painted landscapes in order to simulate perfect nature in their homes throughout the year, or even for eternity. During the reign of Britain’s Queen Victoria, the invention of the greenhouse made it possible to introduce the public to galleries filled with exotic, actually […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Andrea Jensen Explores the Poignant Intersection of Landscape and Loss in ‘Solastalgia’

It’s fairly obvious to the discerning that our environment is changing in challenging ways. It’s also apparent that so far, the process remains deniable. Each new degree of temperature, each addition to the severity of storms, soon becomes the “new normal,” so that the continuing slide into inhospitality remains concealed. What Jensen seeks to do in her art is to elevate that almost subliminal transition until it becomes ominous, but to do so without losing track of the appeal of the places she represents. …