Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

Event Type Exhibitions
Date calendar  Sunday, August 30, 2020
Time clock  1:00pm - 5:00pm (4h)
Location Hodge Gallery
Details

This multi-faceted exhibition by New York-based artist Alexis Rockman examines the forces—past, present, and future—shaping the Great Lakes, one of the most emblematic and ecologically significant environments in the world. The project features work by the artist based on his travel, interviews, and extensive research in the Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes­—Erie, Huron, Ontario, Michigan, and Superior­—hold 20% of the world’s fresh water and form an interconnected, complex system that provides drinking water for more than 60 million people and habitation for more than 3,500 species of plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, and fish. Meanwhile, the lakes are impacted by massive threats to their preservation, including climate change, globalization, mass agriculture, and urban sprawl. 

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