FALL EXHIBITIONS: Mark Tribe, Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, July 20, 2019
Due to COVID-19, there will be no opening reception.
Modified hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm • Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm
Originally planned for summer 2020, Mark Tribe’s “Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, July 20, 2019” was intended to be on view within the museum’s exhibition “Celebrating Wild Beauty”. The coronavirus prevented the in-person viewing as well as preventing Tribe from completing the post production work of the 24-hour digital film. “Celebrating Wild Beauty” became an online virtual exhibition with only a sample of the film. The virus has still prevented the completion of the film but our audiences may bask in the splendor of Tribe’s large format photographs from the project.
Tribe writes, “Our planet is in the midst of an unprecedented ecological transition. It goes by various names: climate change, mass extinction, the Anthropocene. As an artist who makes landscape pictures, I am struck by the fact that even the most carefully protected wilderness areas will, over the coming decades, be radically transformed. What will our few remaining wild places look and sound like a century from now? It was with this question in mind that I set out to make a series of archival landscape recordings that capture the preciousness and fragile beauty of nature on the brink and, equally important, preserve for future generations a kind of wilderness experience that is itself endangered.
In this work, I am interested in the traditions of Western landscape painting and photography, and how they reflect our changing ideas about the natural world. If, for example, we understand the paintings of the Hudson River School and the frontier photographs of Carlton Watkins and his peers as expressions of manifest destiny, what kinds of landscape images might flow from the ideology of environmentalism in an age of climate change and mass extinction, as we come to realize that even the wildest places are being transformed by human impact?”
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