ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

Exhibit Essay by Michael Charles Tobias, Ph.D. & Jane Gray Morrison
President & Executive Vice President, Dancing Star Foundation
Exhibit Brochure: Steve Biel Design ∙ Illustration
Exhibit Panel Design: Ronnie Williford
Exhibit Webpage: Wes Siegrist

L'IMPACT ENVIRONNEMENTAL (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT French PDF 94KB)
IMPACTO DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Spanish PDF 111KB)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT is a traveling museum exhibition the purpose of which is 1.) to recognize, document, and share the work of leading contemporary artists who chose to focus their work on global as well as local environmental issues; and 2.) to heighten public awareness and concern about the degradation of diverse environments through the power of art. Traditional art generally depicts nature in all of its glory, often in beautiful, pristine conditions. The 75 paintings, photographs, prints, installations, and sculptures in ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT are different than traditional works of art because they deal with ominous environmental issues and implications ranging from industrial scale resource consumption and development, to oil spills, the perils of nuclear energy, global warming, and many other phenomenon that impact and inflict people and other inhabitants which populate the planet today. To produce ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, Curator David Wagner draws upon a diverse range of artists whose works are not only hard-hitting, but which also propel the Environmental Movement in the modern age we live in. These artists include:
EXHIBITION ARTISTS
(Alphabetical by Last Name)

Arnold, Chester, Sonoma, CA
Bateman, Robert, Fulford Harbour, BC, Canada
Burtynsky, Edward, Toronto, ON, Canada
Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Dawson, Robert, San Francisco, CA
deLeiris, Lucia, Watertown, MA
Denny, Drew, Guerneville, CA
Doyle, Chris, Brooklyn, NY
Ferguson, Walter W., Beit Yanai, Israel
Forman, Zaria, Brooklyn, NY
Freda, Britt, Burton, WA
Ganz, Sayaka Kajita, Yokohama, Japan (now USA)
Goin, Peter, Reno, NV
Greene, Scott, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Hackenberg, Karen, Port Townsend, WA
Harvey, Guy, Grand Cayman, BWI
Heffernan, Julie, Brooklyn, NY
Helsaple, Mary, Sedona, AZ
Johnson, Cole, Deposit, NY
Kingswood, Ron, Sparta, ON, Canada
Lebofsky, Lisa, Bronx, NY
Meilahn, Michael (Mick), Pickett, WI
Misrach, Richard, Berkeley, CA
Osborne, Leo, Anacortes, WA
Pas, Rick, Lapeer, MI
Robertson, Derek, Balmerino, Fife (Near St Andrews), Scotland
Sanchez, Diana, Bogotá, Columbia (now USA)
Santora, Carol, Kennebunk, ME
Stupich, Martin, Albuquerque, NM
Ullberg, Kent, Corpus Christi, TX
Walter, Bart, Westminster, MD
Woolf, Suze, Seattle, WA
(List subject to change.)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT is scheduled to premiere at the Canton Museum of Art in Ohio
on September 1, 2013 and subsequently tour to a stellar list of venues:

TOUR ITINERARY

September 1 - October 31, 2013
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Opening Reception for the Premiere of Environmental Impact:
The Evening of Thursday, August 29, 2013

Canton Repository Newspaper Review by Dan Kane
Hudson Hub-Times on ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Outdoor Painter Review by Bob Bahr
ARTWATCH: Elevated Distress Signals
Testimonial by Tiffanie Hayes (PDF 8KB)
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: The Power of Art Confronts Our Environmental Crises
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Premiere Headlines New Exhibitions at the Canton Museum of Art
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Cantonrep.com
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Indeoline.com
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: visitcantonstark.com

Canton takes a hard look at the beauty of environmental destruction
NPR / Public Radio Review by M.L. Schultze


        



ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPHS


November 19, 2013 - February 4 , 2014
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA

Learn More on R.W. Norton's website
Norton's November Newsletter (PDF 655KB)
Norton's January Newsletter (PDF 655KB)
Norton's February Newsletter (PDF 655KB)
Review by Leo E. Osborne (PDF 209KB)

February 22 - May 4, 2014
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT coming to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT at KIA views world of nature through another lens
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Kalamazoo RESA-Education for the Arts
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Mutualart.com - Exhibition to Watch
Western Herald Newspaper Review (PDF 1.4MB)


May 24 - July 6, 2014
Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY

RTPI Exhibit: Making An Impact (PDF 487KB)
RTPI To Host Environmental Impact Exhibit (PDF 1.7MB)
Johnson Reception, Program Set For June 27 At RTPI (PDF 513KB)
RTPI To Host Artist Program, Reception For Art Exhibit (PDF 780KB)

August 1 - September 30, 2014
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

Oct. 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

January 31 - April 26, 2015
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC

May 16 - August 8, 2015
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA

September 1 - October 31, 2015
The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY

December 6, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, KS

Environmental Impact: The Global and Historic Context
For Reflecting Upon Ecological Doom and Resurrection


By Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison/Dancing Star Foundation

David Wagner’s exhibition "Environmental Impact" represents a new level of broad yet focused appreciation for the sheer power, promise, and impact of art on the wisdom and sensibilities of current environmental crises. And crises they are. The myriad of artists, media and subject matter encompassed in the exhibition combine to convey a remarkable testimony to the urgency, persuasiveness and abundance of insights, perspectives, and power of art. "Environmental Impact" is packed not with empty mantras to a better state of being for the planet and all that dwell therein, or a blind and grasping homage to the beauty of life itself, but with deeply personal statements that range from lyrical epiphanies to thoroughgoing activist expressionism; from figurative paroxysm to surreal data–crunching.

Viewers of "Environmental Impact" will experience the beauty, the turmoil, the levels of ambiguity and mixed message, but may also feel unexpected pangs of hope, even pragmatic responses to environmental concern and outright disaster.

Take one clear example, that serves as a fitting emblem for the exhibition: the lead painting, by famed Canadian artist Robert Bateman, entitled "Carmanah Contrast". The Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park in British Columbia has been much celebrated for its huge Sitka Spruce, one of which is over a thousand years old and 314 feet high, amid a misty coast range of temperate rain–forest like luxuriance. This park was created as recently as 1990, following outpourings of protests by locals over clear–cutting that had been occurring in the area for years. Bateman’s painting shows both sides of the story: the Creation, and human desecration.

In similar veins, Pieter Breugel showed, in his "Dark Day" and "Hunters in the Snow" (both painted in 1565) barren wintry trees populated by ravens, hunters and their dogs stalking game below, stormy peaks, frozen congeries of the human presence, suggesting a tenebrous looming angst symptomatic of our species’ presence in all directions. But at least the trees remained standing. . . . Click here to continue.

Download a PDF of the essay (145 KB)

Environmental Impact Exhibition Title Panel

The works which follow comprise the exhibition.

THE ARTWORKS
(Dimensions hxwxd in inches; framed)
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chester Arnold
Holding Pond
1996, Oil on linen, 60 x 72 inches
Collection of the Artist; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chester Arnold
Miracle of Frogs
2008, Oil on linen, 46 x 54 inches
Collection of the Artist; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chester Arnold
Moving Day
2009, Oil on linen, 56 x 84 inches
Collection of the Artist; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Bateman
Carmanah Contrasts
1989, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 45 inches
Collection of Birgit and Robert Bateman
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Bateman
Vancouver Island Elegy
1989, Acrylic on Canvas, 42 x 46.5 inches
Collection of Birgit and Robert Bateman
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Bateman
Wildlife Images
1989, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 45 inches
Collection of Birgit and Robert Bateman
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Bateman
Driftnet
(Pacific White-sided Dolphin & Lysan Albatross)
1993, Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches
Collection of Birgit and Robert Bateman
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Edward Burtynsky
Rock of Ages #4, Abandoned Section, Adam-Pirie Quarry, Barre, Vermont
1991, Chromogenic Colour Print, 47 x 39 inches
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario. Gallery purchase with financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program 1996
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Edward Burtynsky
Oxford Tire Pile #2, Westley, California
1999, Chromogenic Colour Print, 40 x 50 inches
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, gift of the Artist 2008
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Edward Burtynsky
Shipbreaking #24 Chittagong Bangladesh
2000, Chromogenic Colour Print, 36 x 43 inches
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, gift of the Artist 2008
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Edward Burtynsky
Highway #1, Intersection 105 & 110, Los Angeles, CA
2003, Chromogenic Colour Print, 39 x 49 inches
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, gift of the Artist 2008
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chapel
Bound
2009, Cast bronze, Stainless Steel Mirror, Marble, 39 x 10 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chapel
Rising Tides
2010, Cast Bronze With a Limestone Cap, 15 x 14 x 6 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Dawson
Homes Built on Prime Farmland, Discovery Bay, California
1986, Digital Color Inkjet Print, 20 x 24 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Dawson
Irrigation, Imperial Valley, Arizona
1991, Black and White Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 24 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Dawson
Karahnjukar Dam, Iceland
1999, Black and White Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 24 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Dawson
Polluted New River, Mexican/American Border, Calexico, California
2000, Black and White Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 24 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Dawson
Former Colorado River Wetlands, Sonora, Mexico
2005, Digital Color Inkjet Print, 20 x 24 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Robert Dawson
Former Mangrove Forest, Now Shrimp Farm, Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam
2006, Black and White Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 24 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Lucia deLeiris
The Ross Sea
(Antarctica)
2008, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Lucia deLeiris
The Greenland Sea
(Arctic)
2011, Oil on canvas, 24 x 72 inches
Collection of the Artist
COMING SOON
Drew Denny
Goodbye Ice, Goodbye Island
2013, Video, (Trip to Republic of the Maldives,
Drew Denny, Zaria Forman, Lisa Lebofsky)
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chris Doyle
Apocalypse Management Panorama
2009, Duratrans on LED Light Box, 20 x 60 inches
Collection of the Artist; Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Chris Doyle
History of the 20th Century
2010, Duratrans on LED Light Box, 11.5 x 60.25 inches
Collection of the Artist; Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Walter W. Ferguson
Save the Earth
1989, Oil on canvas, 47.75 x 37.75 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Walter W. Ferguson
Apocalypse
1992, Oil on canvas, 43 x 51 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Walter W. Ferguson
Save the Seashore
1993, Oil on canvas, 27.5 x 37.75 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Zaria Forman
Maldives #1 (Waves crashing on the shores of the Maldives)
2013, Soft Pastel on Paper, 45.5 x 65.5 inches
Courtesy of: Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Britt Freda
Cairn 1: Really, is this where we are?
2011, Acrylic on Cotton/Linen Canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Britt Freda
Things That Sting: What happens if the things that sting no longer forage in our fields or buzz in our ears?
2011, Acrylic and Charcoal on Cotton/Linen Canvas, 24 x 48 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Britt Freda
When Building Cairns, Use Wishing Rocks
2013, Acrylic on Cotton/Linen Canvas, 36 x 52 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Sayaka Kajita Ganz
Travelers
2013, Reclaimed Plastic & Metal, 57 x 24 x 26; 2 @ 45 x 16 x 18 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Peter Goin
Bravo 20
(Military bombing site, with Lone Rock Mountain)
1986, Pigment Print, Hahnamuhle Watercolor Paper 350 gsm, 30 x 85.5 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Peter Goin
Trinity Site
(World’s first nuclear detonation)
1988, Pigment Print, Canson Rag Photographique 310 gsm, 30 x 90 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Peter Goin
West 7th Street, Reno
1990, Pigment Print, Somerset Velvet Paper 255 gsm, 24.5 x 83 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Peter Goin
Fire, Jepson Prairie
(Wild Fire in the Sacramento Delta, California)
2007, Pigment print, Hahnamuhle Watercolor Paper 350 gsm, 30 x 90 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Scott Greene
Oasis
2010, Oil on canvas on panel, 20 x 30 inches
Collection of the Artist; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Scott Greene
UV Celltree
2013, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 45 x 92 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Scott Greene
La Bajada Bluff
2013, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 50 x 50 inches
Collection of the Artist; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Karen Hackenberg
Shades of Green; Amphorae ca. 2012
2012, Oil on Canvas, 26 x 50 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Guy Harvey
Gulf Life - Brown Pelican
(Gulf Oil Spill)
2010, Watercolor, 31.625 x 28.625 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Guy Harvey
Gulf Life - Blue Marlin
(Gulf Oil Spill)
2011, Watercolor, 31 x 28 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Julie Heffernan
Budding Boy
2010, Oil on Canvas, 78 x 56 inches
Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco and P.P.O.W., New York
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Julie Heffernan
Pink Landslide
2012, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 56 inches
Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, P.P.O.W., New York, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City (Los Angeles)
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Mary Helsaple
Diversity VS Destruction – Diptych
(Amazon Rainforest)
1994, Watercolor on Paper, 48 x 36; 48 x 36 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Mary Helsaple
Trouble in Paradise
(Amazon Rainforest)
1994, Watercolor on Paper, 36 x 48 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Cole Johnson
NYSEG's Victim
(New York State Electric and Gas Line and Red-tail Hawk)
2011, Graphite, 40 x 50 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Ron Kingswood
Clear Cut
2003, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 54 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Ron Kingswood
Takken in het bos
(Forest Succession)
2005, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 90 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Lisa Lebofsky
Petzval Glacier
2011, Oil on Aluminum, 40 x 64 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Michael (Mick) Meilahn
Reality
(Corn Genetic Engineered)
2012, Blown Glass and Cast Bronze, 9 x 9 x 9 feet
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Richard Misrach
Untitled
(New Orleans and the Gulf Coast)
2005, Archival Color Pigment Print, 10.75 x 14.5 inches
New Orleans Museum of Art, gift of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Richard Misrach
Untitled
(New Orleans and the Gulf Coast)
2005, Archival Color Pigment Print, 10.75 x 14.5 inches
New Orleans Museum of Art, gift of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Richard Misrach
Untitled
(New Orleans and the Gulf Coast)
2005, Archival Color Pigment Print, 10.75 x 14.5 inches
New Orleans Museum of Art, gift of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Richard Misrach
Untitled
(New Orleans and the Gulf Coast)
2005, Archival Color Pigment Print, 10.75 x 14.5 inches
New Orleans Museum of Art, gift of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Leo Osborne
Still Not Listening
(Valdez Oil Spill)
1989, Maple Burlwood and Vinyl Caulking, 21 x 24 x 8 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Leo Osborne
The Ploy
2006, Maple Burlwood , 19 x 19 x 7 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Leo Osborne
MO-BEE-US
2013, Maple Burl Wood, Epoxy and Gold Leaf, 14 x 14 x 6 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Rick Pas
Parking Lot Sparrows
1983, Mixed Media, 27 x 33 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Rick Pas
Robin Overpass
2009, Acrylic on Panel, 27 x 33 inches
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Derek Robertson
Boat Song of The Puffin
2010, Watercolor, 20 x 22 inches
Courtesy of Tony and Elaine Halligan, London, England
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Derek Robertson
After Bandrum
2010, Oil on canvas textured paper, 32 x 26 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Diana Sanchez
Untitled #3
(from the Circus: A Guilty Pleasure Series)
2005, Gelatin Silver Print, 11 x 14 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Diana Sanchez
Happy
(from the Zoo Series)
2008, Archival Pigment Print, 9.25 x 14 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Diana Sanchez
Two Tigers Hunting
(from the Museum Series)
2010, Archival Pigment Print, 9.25 x 14 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Carol Santora
Roaring Silenced
(Critically Endangered Siberian tigers)
2003, Mixed media, 24 x 32 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Carol Santora
Last Killed
(The last Bali Tiger, killed on September 27, 1937)
2003, Mixed media, 22.5 x 27 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Carol Santora
Losing Ground
(Jaguar)
2003, Acrylic, mixed paper collage on paper, 11.75 x 22.25 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Martin Stupich
Forty-two-inch Gas Pipeline Section
(Construction Staging Area near Sinclair, Carbon County, WY)
2006, Pigment Inkjet on Acid Free Fine Art Photo Paper, 25 x 32 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Martin Stupich
Iron Pipe Merging with Alkali Lake Bed
(South of Baroil, Sweetwater County, WY)
2006, Pigment Inkjet on Acid Free Fine Art Photo Paper, 25 x 32 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Martin Stupich
ASARCO El Paso Copper Smelter in Early Stage of Demolition
(Aerial view from over Ciudad Juárez looking northwest)
2011, Pigment Inkjet on Acid Free Fine Art Photo Paper, 32 x 23 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Martin Stupich
Rio Tinto Bingham Open Pit Copper Mine, Near Salt Lake City, UT
(View to Northwest Corner)
2012, Pigment Inkjet on Acid Free Fine Art Photo Paper, 23 x 32 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Martin Stupich
Rio Tinto Bingham Open Pit Copper Mine, Near Salt Lake City, UT
(Switchbacks on the North Face of the Pit)
2012, Pigment Inkjet on Acid Free Fine Art Photo Paper, 23 x 32 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Kent Ullberg
Requiem
(Maquette for Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Monument)
1989, Bronze, 26.5 x 8 x 8 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Kent Ullberg
Interdependency
2011, Stainless Steel, 33 x 18 x 11 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Bart Walter
Climate Change
2010, Bronze, 15.5 x 9 x 8 inches
Collection of the Artist
Environmental Impact featured artwork
Suze Woolf
The Landscape of Fire (Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada)
2012, Watercolor on Paper, 57 x 20 inches
Collection of the Artist

LENDERS
(Other than artists)
David J. Wagner, L.L.C., wishes to recognize and thank lenders of artworks
and various individuals who facilitated loans, including:

Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Catharine Clark, President
Website: cclarkgallery.com

Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City (Los Angeles), CA
Mark Moore, Principal; Catlin Moore, Director
Website: markmooregallery.com

New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA
Website: noma.org

Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, Canada
David Huff, Curator of Collections
Website: tomthomson.org

The Family of Walter W. Ferguson

Tony and Elaine Halligan, Wimbledon, UK
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