Jones Visual Arts Center
209 South Beatty Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gaia Weeps Group Show with Frederica Armstrong, Isabella La Rocca, Carolyn Monastra and Kay Westhues
Dates: November 1 – December 1, 2019
The work of these four artists pays homage to Gaia*. Kay Westhue’s Well Stories project examines publicly accessed artesian wells in Indiana and surrounding states and reminds us of our dependence on the earth. Carolyn Monastra’s The Witness Tree project chronicles the effects of climate change around the world. Isabella La Rocca González’ series CENSORED LANSCAPES documents sites of animal agriculture, a leading cause of climate change, deforestation, ocean acidification, habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and mass species extinction. Federica Armstrong’s In Plain Sight is an exploration of the 23 Superfund Sites whose contamination dates back to 1960s-1970s manufacturing in Silicon Valley. The intimate beauty of the photographs in this exhibition exposes the sad truth of our current environmental crisis.
* The Greek word Gaia denotes the female deity of earth and also refers to the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system.