Hazardous Beauty

March 15 – April 25, 2018

Alejandro Durán, "Mar" (Sea) detail, 21 12/ x 28”, archival pigment print mounted to 6mm sintra

Hazardous Beauty features artists Alejandro Durán and Willie Cole as they use their creativity to interpret the environmental problems of plastic pollution and explore the impact from our increasing disposable culture. Through aesthetically beautiful works and educational programming, the viewer reflects on the collision of consumer culture on the natural world. Curated by Ellen Hawley.

Willie Cole

Three on-site installations to come

Willie Cole in Gallery. Courtesy of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Alejandro Durán

Alejandro Durán, "Brotes" (Shoots), 40x52”, archival pigment print mounted to 6mm sintra
Alejandro Durán, "Vena" (Vein), 100x77”, vinyl print in exhibition, archival pigment prints available
Alejandro Durán, "Algas" (Algae), 40x52”, archival pigment print mounted to 6mm sintra

Thursday, March 15, 6 – 8 pm – Opening Reception, Hazardous Beauty

Saturday, March 17, 2 – 3 pm – Artist Talk: Alejandro Durán and Willie Cole

Friday, March 23, 6 – 7:45 pm – Art Lounge: Extended Gallery Hours prior to Friends Friday Film: A Plastic Ocean

Friday, March 23, 7:45 – 9:30 pm – Friends Friday Film: A Plastic Ocean documentary in the Cole Auditorium

Saturday, April 7, 3 – 4:30 pm – Panel Discussion “Plastic & Microplastics in our L.I. Sound” in the Cole Auditorium

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