All For Water is the latest exhibit at the Two Rivers Gallery that saw a call put out for those BC artists who wanted to consider that by 2050 it is estimated there won't be enough fresh water for the global population.
The exhibit offers 15 views on the subject that feature paintings, sculpture, mixed media works and photography that considered value and accessibility, species and habitat loss, Indigenous rights, activism and possible futures.
"Currently, Canada's lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands hold twenty percent of the world's freshwater," Meghan Hunter-Gauthier, assistant curator, said. "One day, we may be asked to share this water with others in need. Yet, even today there are many threats to freshwater ecosystems in this country, and access to freshwater is a concern for multiple communities.”
Participating artists include Morgan Asoyuf, Shirley Babcock, Luke Blackstone, Lori Goldberg, Anna Gustafson, Corey Hardeman, Bill Horne, David Jacob Harder, Betty Kovacic, Anna-Maria Lawrie, Evan Locke, Neil McClelland, Catherine Ruddell, Joanne Salé and June Yun.
Exercise in Listening
This exhibit looked to the importance of listening to see a more inclusive and environmentally minded future.
Taking on the challenge is four artists from across Canada including Ruth Cuthand (SK), Annie Dunning (ON), Genevieve Robertson (BC), and Kelsey Stephenson (AB).
“Climate change has been a global issue for over thirty years," Hunter-Gauthier, asistant curator said. "Yet, in spite of a multitude of warnings from scientists, politicians, artists, and everyday people, humanity largely remains on a capitalist trajectory defined by growth and resource extraction. This exhibition asks how each of us can do a better job of listening to the planet and to each other."
The exhibits can be viewed until July 4 at the Two Rivers Gallery. For more information visit www.tworiversgallery.ca.