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Opening Reception with Isabella Kirkland and Jeffrey Long
David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA
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Opening Reception with Isabella Kirkland and Jeffrey Long
Opening Reception with Isabella Kirkland and Jeffrey Long
Thursday, February 7
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an intimate wine reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition alongside the artists and members of the Brower Center community.

This program is free.

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Promise and Peril features large-scale paintings and prints from both artists. Kirkland's work, influenced by 16th and 17th century Dutch still lifes, includes two series of paintings, Taxa and Nova. Taxa delves into the biodiversity of past and present, featuring species that are extinct, in decline or that have been brought back from the brink of extinction. Nova, on the other hand, focuses more on the future, exploring plant and animal species discovered over the past two decades and hinting at the possibilities of what could be if we take action to protect our natural resources.

Referencing the style of James Audubon, Jeffrey Long's works evoke the scientific and political, delving into the history of species in the Western United States from Audubon's time forward and emphasizing the back stories of the animals he paints.  Every work is informed by the idea that we as human beings have exploited nature and interfered with the systems that the animals depicted depend upon.

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David Brower Center (View)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States


Categories

Arts > Other

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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