Species in sur­vival mode

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em­barked on an agri­cul­tural her­itage project hon­our­ing the rich tra­di­tions of the Eastern Town­ships by con­ceiv­ing a welded sculp­ture out of dis­carded tillage equip­ment which will be shown at the ex­hi­bi­tion. He is busy pre­par­ing for up­com­ing shows in 2015.

Sharon Robin­son is a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary artist who lives and works in the Eastern Town­ships of Que­bec. She ex­plores print­mak­ing us­ing dif­fer­ent ma­tri­ces such as so­lar plate, ma­sonite, wood, glass and tile. Re­cently she has also been giv­ing a sec­ond life to her old dis­carded works by in­cor­po­rat­ing them in col­lages. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts.

Both artists explore the in­ter­ac­tion of so­ci­ety with its loss of eco­log­i­cal struc­tures to leave all species to de­part from their con­ven­tional ways and live in a ba­sic sur­vival mode. Sci­en­tists have pre­dicted that half of the cli­mates that we know to­day on Earth could soon dis­ap­pear. They have also pre­dicted that one third of our planet’s sur­face will be re­placed by con­di­tions that have never been ex­pe­ri­enced by any liv­ing or­gan­isms. If this change takes place, it will be in a vi­o­lent way which will pre­vent species and ecosys­tems to adapt re­sult­ing in a com­plete up­heaval of con­tem­po­rary con­di­tions.

Var­i­ous medi­ums are ex­plored: sculp­ture, print­mak­ing, col­lage and as­sem­blage.

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