Fordham University, Ildiko Butler Gallery, 113 W 60th Street, New York.
Nov 7, 2018 – Jan 15th, 2019
Opening reception Nov 7th, 6-8pm
If you are in New York over the coming months be sure to catch Elaine Byrnes work in the Ildiko Butler Gallery. Art for Arctic’s Sake is an exhibition that calls attention to the profound impact climate change is having upon the sensitive ecosystem of the Arctic and the communities that rely upon the region’s natural resources. This exhibition brings the Arctic and the disconcerting changes taking place there to our immediate attention, revealing the epic scale of global interconnectedness. At the same time, Art for Arctic’s Sake is a testament to the power of art to effect change, at present a growing number of artists have adopted socially engaged artistic practices and many have taken on the role of stewardship of the environment. In some instances, their work has directly contributed to environmental reform and social change.
In the Ildiko Butler Gallery are works by Janet Biggs, Rúrí, Subhankar Banerjee, Jessica Segall, Carleen Sheehan, Elaine Byrne, James Balog, and Adam D. J. Laity. This exhibition was organized by Jo Anna Isaak, Katherina Fostano, Carleen Sheehan, and students of Fordham University. The exhibition runs from November 7, 2018 – January 15, 2019 at the Ildiko Butler Gallery in Fordham University Lincoln Center campus. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-8pm, featuring a musical composition by Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis performed by the Corvus Ensemble.