Friday, February 11, 2011

Vernissages NYC | Soho , "Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation" @ Ronald Feldman

Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation

Finally the art world pays attention to the environment.

The exhibition, realized in collaboration with the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, opened yesterday at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

The multi-media installation addresses the effects of global warming on the Sierra Nevada, the mountain chain covering 28,000 square miles. The project, Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation, is commissioned by the Center for Art + Environment (CA+E) at the Nevada Museum of Art, which has contributed to development of the project for fifty years.

The largest piece of the installation is a forty-foot aerial image enhanced with drawing and text laying on the floor, where the viewer can “walk” on the mountain range. The exhibition also includes wall panels of watershed maps, photographs, and text presenting narrative and Socratic questioning, in the effort to encourage public discourse.

The exhibition at the Feldman Gallery is the premiere showing of Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation, which will travel to the Nevada Museum of Art’s Art + Environment Conference in September 2011. The Nevada-based Desert Research Institute (DRI) has generated imagery for much of the mapwork.

February 10 - March 26
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street
for more information visit and The Center for Art +Environment