COLD REGIONS WARMING
Fall Exhibition Opening
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
The exhibition opening will be held at the Whyte on Friday, October 28th from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free to the public.
Both exhibitions explore issues impacting our local and global environments while inspiring the viewer with a sense of advocacy and actionable change to take home.
COLD REGIONS WARMING
Cold Regions Warming is an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Gennadiy Ivanov, Global Water Futures, and scientists John Pomeroy and Trevor Davies. Paintings, drawings, and videos depict locations in Canada where global warming has impacted glaciers, oceans, lakes, and rivers. Global Water Futures is headquartered at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and aims to demonstrate global leadership in water science in colder regions.
From a scientific base, the group also addresses the needs of the national economy in adapting to change and managing the risks of uncertain water futures and extreme events. With the combination of scientific fact and exquisite art, the exhibition is designed to inform on various levels of appreciation.
Contemporary Consciousness features the work of two artists who explore our oceans in contrasting ways. Canadian artist Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s beautiful photographic images impart scenes of beauty, calm, and restfulness. His images both remind us of our personal experience enjoying the ocean while considering the impact of a day of overpopulation and waste in our oceans and on its shores.
Strewn to shore from the Pacific Ocean, bits of Styrofoam, plastic, rubber, and metal were washed onto the beaches at Tofino, B. C. Participating as a volunteer for the community cleanup project, Canadian artist Alexandra Ewen was struck by the magnitude of damage and consequential debris.
It was clear the shore wash was microscopic in comparison to the quantity remaining afloat or beneath the ocean surface. With resourcefulness and compassion, Alexandra connected the oceanic resources with the culinary creativity of Japanese culture by reconstructing the garbage into exquisitely formed sushi meals, edible in scale and served to order.
This free exhibition opening runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 28th. Registration is not required. Light refreshments, appetizers, and a cash bar will be available for the duration of the event.
For more information on these upcoming exhibitions, visit whyte.org/exhibitions