Lisa D. Watson: Avanguardia
On View: December 10 - January 18
Reception: Jan. 16, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Avanguardia, an exhibition by Savannah-based artist Lisa D. Watson, invites the viewer to slow down and take note of the landscapes that can often appear mundane as one peers through the windows of a fast-moving car. The works explore the moments of intersection between the infrastructure of highways, bridges, and suburban sprawl with the surrounding natural environment. These points of contact express the dichotomies of life: permanence and change, stillness and movement.
While the exhibition celebrates the human ingenuity that built sweeping structures and thriving cities, it also cautions against modern conveniences demanded by a growing human population that can lead to the destruction of indigenous wildlife and ecological habitats. Ultimately, the show expresses a desire to see humanity strike a balance between the vigor of a burgeoning city and the energy of its natural surroundings.
As part of the environmentally-conscious considerations for the exhibition, all of the works were made with 95 percent reclaimed materials such as industrial waste, junk mail, and product packaging in order to keep the ecological footprint small.
Note: The gallery will be closed from December 24 through January 1.
Friday, January 18 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Fine Arts Hall (Armstrong Campus), Fine Arts Gallery
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419