arch 19 - May 21, 2022
GLENDALE, CA— Glendale Library, Arts and Culture and ReflectSpace Gallery are proud to present As the Earth Wanes: Considering Climate Change, an exhibition designed to reflect on the effects of global warming and climate change on our planet.
The Earth has undergone many climate changes during its 4.5 billion year history. Modern climate change is drastically different than any warming or cooling humanity has seen — in rate and in scale. The present climate change is occurring 20 to 50 times faster than other climate change events in Earth’s history. Human activities are chiefly responsible for this rapid climate change.
To create greater awareness about climate change and generate critical conversations toward a greener and more sustainable future, ReflectSpace brings together the work of several artists to shed light on the current state of our planet. Artist Luciana Abait contributes a large-scale conceptual installation reflecting on the fragility and vulnerability of our planet; Ann Johannsson presents photographs from across the globe addressing causes, effects and impact of climate change; and artist Elkpen, in a special collaboration with the City of Glendale Public Works Department, contributes drawings and posters from “Coexisting: Glendale Tree Stories” a public story sharing project that seeks to elevate, celebrate and archive Glendale residents’ shared histories and relationships to urban forests. Elkpen’s project is made possible with support from California Humanities.
About the Artists
Argentinian born, Los Angeles based Luciana Abait is a multimedia artist whose works address climate change and environmental fragility, and their impacts on immigration in particular. Abait’s artwork has been widely exhibited in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Elkpen, is a Los Angeles based artist whose work focuses on neighborhoods, natural history, science, carbon, trash and the future. Her drawings, signs, and murals have been shown and installed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Canada, and Mexico.
Born in Göteborg, Sweden, Ann Johansson is an award-winning documentary photographer with a focus on the causes, effects and impacts of global climate change. Ann’s goal is to make all aspects of climate change more relatable on a personal level. Topics and locations chosen for her work are driven by scientific data.
As the Earth Wanes runs from March 19 to May 21, 2022 and is open to the public during regular library hours.
Glendale Central Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Fridays & Saturdays, 9am-6pm
Sunday, 1pm - 6pm