SHOW DATES: July 12 – August 30, 2019

RECEPTION: July 12, 6–8PM

“What’s your story? It’s all in the telling. Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice.”

Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Climate is the result of a national call for artwork that reveals stories of surroundings and the evolving circumstances of our geography. Human interactions with the environment can be subtle, significant, temporary, and lasting forming a paradox that in some cases cannot be solved or erased. Changes in our unstable and ongoing varied relationship with the environment is evident in the range of work presented in this exhibition. This exhibition features work that extends the United States with work from Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas.

This exhibition was juried and curated by Jacquelynn Sullivan GouldDirector of Galleries at Michigan State University’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design.