Painting by one of the Factory Mark artists

LOOK HERE

Artists, Paintings, Sculpture, Animation, Environmental Topics

LOOK HERE features the work of three artists who harness the power of observation to examine the impact of humans on the climate and environment. Through video, photography, appropriation, multimedia installations, sculpture, and paintings, these artists draw upon the histories of both scientific inquiry and art to make contemporary investigations about the environment today.

The work considers how observation in its many forms can facilitate deeper perspectives on human-environment relationships, and underscores the importance of observation to scientific understanding, as well as artistic endeavors.

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William Van Beckum compilation of photos pf a scenic trail in New England

WILLIAM VAN BECKUM

In “Scenic Kiosks,” William Van Beckum creates images by appropriating photographs posted to Instagram by hikers. Each piece is made up of 20 to 50 images from a section of the New England Scenic Trail, creating a visualized record of the communities’ involvement with the trail.

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ISABEL BEAVERS

Isabel Beavers creates installations using digital animation, drawing, sculpture, and light to visualize scientific concepts and knowledge related to ecological systems.

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Isabel Beavers Artic and marine diatoms plexiglass, digital prints on transparencies made from scanned oil paintings on vellum

ALLISON GRAY

In “The Problems and Possibilities of Seeing and Knowing,” Allison Gray tracks down fruit that has been endangered due to industrial farming practices. She then creates sculptures by preserving the fruit species in resin. Finally, oil paintings of the preserved fruit are completed from observation.

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Allison Gray Roxbury Russet apple blossoms, scavenged apple, paw paw fruit, found plastic, urethane resin, pigment lightbox from her The Problems and Possibilities of Seeing and Knowing collection

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