Galveston Arts Center, with Barometry Projects, presents “Urban Ecologies”—an original art exhibition that looks to the overlapping imagery of nature, construction, and destruction to consider the relationships we develop between cities and their landscapes. Considering landscape as an imagined thing, the exhibition asks how the urban experience lends itself to unique perspectives on nature and its role in daily life. How do we engage with our surroundings when there is an ongoing battle between man-made materials and the environment? How does the condition of our natural environs reflect a broader political understanding of place, future, and self?
Including work by Krista Birnbaum, Jorge Galvan Flores, Amy Sacksteder, Leslie Shershow, Thuy-Van Vu, and Eric Zimmerman, Urban Ecologies pairs artists from Houston with artists who live elsewhere, creating constellations of perspective and practice. The exhibition will open during ArtWalk on February 28th, with a public reception from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, and will be on view through April 7th.
Founded in 2014 by Anna Walker and Laura A. L. Wellen, Barometry Projects is a Houston-based initiative that encompasses exhibitions, publications, and public programming. In collaboration with artists, writers, and curators from Texas and beyond, Barometry Projects develops sites for dialogue and questioning, especially about critical ideas in contemporary practice and discourse, such as community and craft, the natural world and politics, regionalism, urbanism, and sustainability.