Art Out: Edward Burtynsky - Anthropocene

Art Out: Edward Burtynsky - Anthropocene

 © Xinxin Zhang

© Xinxin Zhang

Images by Xinxin Zhang, Alexander Burns

Two gallery exhibitions of landmark work from photographer Edward Burtynsky's series Anthropocene, which maps the unprecedented impact of human intervention on Earth, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from November 14, 2018 – January 5, 2019, and at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery from November 15 – December 29, 2018 in New York. Opening receptions will be held at Howard Greenberg Gallery on Wednesday, November 14, from 6-8 p.m. and at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery on Thursday, November 15, from 6-8 p.m. The artist will be present at both receptions.
 
Burtynsky's Anthropocene marks the latest addition to his career-spanning investigation into impact of human activity on the environment. The project title refers to a proposal circulating in the scientific community to formally recognize the commencement of a new geological period – the Anthropocene – in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change. 
 
The Anthropocene exhibitions coincide with the release of Burtynsky's sixth Steidl monograph of the same title; his documentary collaboration with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month; and two museum exhibitions opening September 28, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and at the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, respectively. 
 
For the Anthropocene project, Burtynsky visited 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, and Nigeria. The exhibitions – with photographs dating from 2012 to 2017 – highlight the artist's visual exploration into the global consequences of coastal erosion, logging, mining, and industrial agriculture with subjects ranging from the surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama Desert in Chile to the psychedelic potash mines in Russia's Ural Mountains.

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

November 15th - December 29th

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM

505 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Howard Greenberg Gallery

November 14th, 2018 - January 5th, 2019

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

41 East 57th Street Suite 1406, New York, NY 10022

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 © Alexander Burns

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 © Xinxin Zhang

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 © Alexander Burns

© Alexander Burns

 © Xinxin Zhang

© Xinxin Zhang

 © Alexander Burns

© Alexander Burns

 © Xinxin Zhang

© Xinxin Zhang

 © Xinxin Zhang

© Xinxin Zhang

 © Alexander Burns

© Alexander Burns

 © Xinxin Zhang

© Xinxin Zhang

 © Alexander Burns

© Alexander Burns

 © Alexander Burns

© Alexander Burns

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