January 9 - January 24, 2008
an exhibition by artist Denise Anderson, features glass and Non-Toxic Intaglio Type Prints that address the issue of global warming and the impact that humans have on the environment that they inhabit
The Art & Music Gallery
Ground Floor, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester
Artist reception: Thursday, January 24, 2008 4-7pm
Anderson uses Non-Toxic Printmaking and Glass to investigate the methods which can best highlight the relationship between humans and the interaction they have with the environment. She uses scientific data in contrast with images from nature to highlight the fragility, beauty, and destructiveness of this interaction. Her goal is to create work that is visually seductive with masked information about the environment in order to generate a dialog between the artwork and the tenuous relationship that humans have with the space that they inhabit.
Contemporary art is a visual stimulus that often is used to draw attention to specific issues. Scientific research continues to spotlight the impact humans have on the demise of the environment. I use scientific data in contrast with images from nature to highlight the fragility, beauty and destructiveness of this interaction. My goal is to create work that is visually seductive, containing masked information about the environment that will generate a dialog between the artwork and the issue.
I explore the relationship between humans and the interaction we have on the environment. We tend to turn a blind eye to the consequences of our actions. We choose instead to be satisfied by materialistic and superficial qualities rather than making efforts to lessen the impact on the space we inhabit. By creating imagery that draws the viewer in exposing them to a scientific “truth” I hope to evoke strong reactions in relation to their individual responsibility in this cause.
Utilizing the medium of Non-Toxic Intaglio Printmaking and Glass, I investigate the methods which can best highlight this area of concern.
Anderson received her Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture and Non-Toxic Printmaking at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006. Her recent, solo exhibitions include Delicate Imbalance at R.I.T.’s Dean’s Gallery, Volatile Beauty at The Gallery at One Bausch and Lomb Place, and beyond ology at the Bevier Gallery. She has also shown her work in many group and solo exhibitions in Rochester, NY, and Tallahassee, FL. Anderson worked as the Executive Director at Gallery r in Rochester, NY. She currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.