on view until Saturday December 17
The climate crisis is overwhelming—the problem is so huge that we struggle to understand its effects and outcomes on everyone in every place in the world.
With a nod to Oscar Wilde, while thinking about the climate crisis, deep ecology, reflection, and all I don’t know tangled up with all that I imagine, a love of nature, and a sprinkle of hope, Weather Report is a pictorial cycle on the gallery walls that explores how humans are destroying the living world in a gothic landscape where plants that once flourished progressively fade or thrive depending on how you move through the room. It is neither a hopeful future nor a catastrophic one. Scale is challenged; with plant forms reaching 12 feet high, we are tiny in this landscape. Mirrored mylar reflects the viewer but also implicates us in this ecosystem as it grows and falls apart, and yet will our mark be visible in ten million years? The installation is Monet’s garden for a changing world (eco-system). The series of hand-cut vinyl pieces reflect the struggle for survival all over our planet today and the beauty and wonder in it.
SUSAN ROWE HARRISON utilizes painting, drawing, ceramics, and large-scale site-based work to explore her fascination for natural environments and our relationship to them. Rowe Harrison studied painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1990-1991). She earned an MA, Art, Education, and Community Practice from New York University, New York, NY (2003) and a BA, History of Art from the University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California (1987). Rowe Harrison has been shown and collected internationally, including LinkedIn NYC (Empire State Building), Hyatt Hotels, Pfizer NYC, Arts Etobicoke/Amnesty International, Autoshare/Art on the Move, Floorworks/Relative Space, Bookhou, The Gladstone Hotel, Wave Hill, the University of Chicago Committee on Japanese Studies, The Newberry Library, and FIFA World Cup/Seoul 2002. Rowe Harrison currently lives and works in New York.
We’d like to thank the Puffin Foundation for their support of this project.