Mercy Mercy Me Pendulum Gallery
2020 Hottest Year in Recorded History, Pigment ink on cotton rag, 40x54 inches, edition of 5
Mercy Mercy Me at Pendulum Gallery
Five works from Wildfire, Weather Patterns, and The Last Stand appear in this group exhibition at Vancouver's Pendulum Gallery.
Mercy Mercy Me considers the underlying aesthetics of the new wave of environmentally focused art and how things such as visual dynamics and conceptual complexity factor into the images and objects being produced. It asks how contemporary artists might incorporate this serious and multifaceted topic into their overall practice, in a way that maintains the reading of the artwork as embedded in art history and the artists’ particular visual language. Finally, the exhibition proposes that visual art is well placed to distill and present the issue in a way that helps put the urgency of the situation in front of a public and political class that needs to hear and respond to the challenge.
- Chris Keatly, Pendulum Gallery
MERCY MERCY ME
HSBC Building, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC
August 15 – September 16, 2022
Reception September 8, 6-8pm