With regular frequency, a group of ten Maine photographers and videographers have been traveling to the Arctic and Antarctic to study, observe, and record the effects of climate change. On Saturday, March 23, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will open Melt Down, an exhibition featuring a selection of the work they’ve made.
Organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, Melt Down presents the impact of climate change on the fragile environments of these areas, calling attention to one of the major issues of our time. “Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change, they bring these physically remote places and the compelling need for action to a wider audience, writes CMCA in a statement. “Their work provides a route for inspiring awareness and response when overwhelming data and science have failed to motivate.”
Melt Down includes the following Maine photographers and videographers: John Paul Caponigro, John Eide, Ella Hudson, Jonathan Laurence, Justin Levesque, Jim Nickelson, Jan Piribeck, Peter Ralston, Shoshannah White, and Deanna Witman.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
March 23 – June 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 5-7pm
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