The Anthropocene
Sara Mejia Kriendler

FELLOWSHIP GALLERY 

 Sara Mejia Kriendler,  In Line for the Shrine  (detail), 2015, Hydrocal, Styrofoam, 35 x 96 x 24 inches

Sara Mejia Kriendler, In Line for the Shrine (detail), 2015, Hydrocal, Styrofoam, 35 x 96 x 24 inches

 

May 5 - 31, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: May 7, 6:30pm

The fodder for much of Kriendler's work is post-consumer waste. She collects pieces of plastic and Styrofoam packaging and uses them as molds filling their voids with plaster to translate the negative space into solid form. Kriendler places these plaster casts, many extracted from the packaging of dolls and mannequins, within a series of larger mixed-media sculptures. The title of the exhibition, The Anthropocene, refers to a geological term that is subject of a heated debate within the scientific community: is the human imprint on this planet large enough to warrant the christening of a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene - and epoch named for us?

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