Elemental: Art as Advocacy

Featuring work by the Elemental Artists’ Collective: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, and Charyl Weissbach who use their artwork as a platform for environmental advocacy.

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September 11 – December 31, 2022

Elemental: Art as Advocacy features the work of the four artists who comprise the Elemental Artists’ Collective: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, and Charyl Weissbach. Each artist has her own aesthetic, but they are united by their work with wax and an interest in using their artwork as a platform for environmental advocacy.

Designed to delight as well as educate, this exhibition features artwork that incorporates imprints of detritus collected along the New England coast, explores the use of a mushroom-based material as a substitute for plastics, celebrates the wonders of plants, and serves as a treatise on the acidification of coral reefs.

 

Image Credit: Debra Claffey, Mandolin Greens, 2016, Encaustic pigment, Stick graphite on panel