Nor Any Drop to Drink, Curated by Adam Zucker
On exhibit from January 5 - February 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Grady Alexis Gallery
While the majority of our planet is made up of water, our water sources themselves are in danger of becoming scarce. In fact, freshwater makes up only 2.5% of the total volume of the world's water sources. Therefore, it is not surprising that the issue of water has continuously contributed to the rise of many major issues facing humanity. Many of the poignant conditions that make for water's scarcity are the effects of water run-off due to fracking, the pollution of water sources, and water rights abuses surrounding making clean water available to all communities. In the light of the nationwide socially engaged actions in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the themes in Nor Any Drop to Drink are both timely and timeless. The artists in this exhibition represent several unique perspectives on water and its life altering affects. Through the use of both traditional and non-traditional materials, the resulting work is diverse in its aesthetic and conceptual interpretations of water. In addition to the exhibition, a printmaking and letter writing workshop, open to all ages, will take place in January 2017. The workshop will employ graphic techniques that explore each individual's unique perspective about water. The results will be unique postcards that will be sent to our local representatives. Individuals will personalize their letters to ask their elected officials to support and protect our environment and our rights to clean water.