ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT is a traveling museum exhibition the purpose of which is
1.) to recognize, document, and share the work of leading contemporary artists who chose to focus their work on global as well as local environmental issues; and
2.) to heighten public awareness and concern about the degradation of diverse environments through the power of art.
Traditional art generally depicts nature in all of its glory, often in beautiful, pristine conditions. The 75 paintings, photographs, prints, installations, and sculptures in ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT are different than traditional works of art because they deal with ominous environmental issues and implications ranging from industrial scale resource consumption and development, to oil spills, the perils of nuclear energy, global warming, and many other phenomenon that impact and inflict people and other inhabitants which populate the planet today. To produce ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, Curator David Wagner draws upon a diverse range of artists whose works are not only hard-hitting, but which also propel the Environmental Movement in the modern age we live in.
A sequel to ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
will occur from January 25 to May 10, 2020 at
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Fredrick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC