September 1 — October 1, 2022
First Thursday Art Walk September 1, 2022 5-8pm
Artist Talk September 10, 1pm
Closing/Meet the Artist October 1, 2-4pm
Solastalgia means environmental grief or a “place-based” distress for the vanishing wilderness and environmental changes brought on by climate change. According to many geologists, human activity has become as powerful as a geological force and it feels like we are wandering without a map to tell us what to do about the environmental changes happening around us. For the past year, Karey Kessler has been working on a series of map-paintings that she calls “imaginary topographies of a vanishing wilderness.” Using traditional fine art materials such as watercolor, archival ink, stencils, stamps and freehand writing she creates map-paintings that contain ideas about physical places, but also spiritual, internal, and temporal spaces as well. Her map-paintings explore the entangled ways in which our minds, time, and place are deeply interconnected.
Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 4pm, face coverings encouraged (policy subject to change).