'Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory'


The Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) will host a new exhibition, "Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory" at the Cubberley ARTLab gallery (4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto) on weekends Sept. 15-23.

CASP artist Barbara Boissevain, plus Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson and Nanette Wylde will take part in the project.

Palo Altan Boissevain will be exhibiting living biomes with live brine shrimp, algae, phytoplankton and other living organisms in "Salt Pond Biomes, 2018," an ongoing investigation into the ecological and biological transformation that is currently taking place in local salt ponds.

Lang and Selby Lang will present several pieces addressing the issue of plastics found in the ocean. Their photographs of plastic pollution found at local beaches, "What’s For Supper," "makes visible what are we feeding to ourselves and to our children," according to Selby Lang.

In a series of monoprint mandalas titled "On Longing," Wylde addresses the issue of mass extinction, while printmaker Manske will exhibit "Omnis cellula e cellula (all cells from cells), v3," a wall-mounted biological landscape juxtaposing invented organisms, membranes, bacteria, genes and cancers.

"The Rhinoceros Project" was created by Beck and Wilson in 2016. The project takes its inspiration from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut "The Rhinoceros." Beck and Wilson are exhibiting a completed embroidery work as well as series of collaborative prints based on the travels of Durer's rhinoceros.

According to a press release, the artists chose to exhibit in September because of its global importance as a month of environmental action, including the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and affiliate events throughout the Bay Area.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. There will also be several special events and workshop held in conjunction with the exhibition. Go to CASP.

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