11999 Casino Center
Elizabeth, IN 47117
Gallery Hours: open 24 hours daily
Imperiled Landscapes – by Philip Jessup
Location: Hotel Lobby
Show Dates: September 12 – October 17, 2015
As part of the Arts Council’s Art on the Road program, we are collaborating with Horseshoe Southern Indiana to present a series of exhibits in the Horseshoe Gallery. The forth in an series of exhibits features world renown artist, Phillip Jessup, as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial, opening at the Horseshoe Gallery in the main hotel lobby on September 17, 2015 from 7:30-9:00 pm. There will also be a lecture at Indiana University Southeast in the Ogle Center, Stiefler Hall on Sunday, September 20 at 3:00 pm.
For 25 years, Jessup has campaigned professionally to slow global warming. More extreme heat waves and air pollution in his home of Toronto, Canada are local evidence of what is gripping the globe. Jessup worries about what the world will be like for my-our children. He feels fortunate that he can vent his concerns and leverage his knowledge with photography. Behind the camera he looks for environmental change happening in places that are close by, and on a global scale. The artist says “I can feel those special moments when unique patterns of light, color and texture surface from the clash of humans and nature. I hope to salvage some of the beauty that emerges when what is wild passes and communicate such rare moments to the future.”
Phillip will be visiting the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a Pacific island nation, prior to his exhibit and lecture, documenting the rising tide that threatens the very existence of atoll-based , cultures and peoples of the islands in the not too distant future due to global warming. He will share some of these images in these upcoming lectures for the first time.His work will be featured as a major exhibit in London later in the year.
Philip won the Bronze award in the Royal Photographic Society’s 152nd International Print Exhibition. Canadian Geographic published Secret Hollows, his 12-page photo essay on Toronto’s ravines. Philip has participated in numerous exhibitions, and his work is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as collections of several corporations.
Prior to shifting his focus to full-time photography, Philip led international efforts to adopt LED street lighting worldwide. He was the Executive Director of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund for nine years. He co-founded an international network of cities devoted to reducing fossil emissions. He currently consults for the World Bank.
For more Information about this exhibit or the Art on the Road or Corporate Collection Program, please call (812) 949-4238, visit our website at http://www.artscouncilsi.org or find us on the Arts Council of Southern Indiana Facebook page.