Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other medium. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment a step further, creating works from nature itself or producing artworks that make bold statements about the natural world and the imprint mankind has left on it.
In the exhibition, Collective Consciousness, artists comment on man’s relationship with our planet. These artists have the power to make environmentalism a priority and bring green initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations. They include Lauren Skelly Bailey, Yoon Cho, Charles Cohen, Linda Cunnigham, Beth Garrett, Nancy Gesimondo and Luba Lukova.
The Collective Consciousness exhibit will on view at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, from Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, April 1, with an opening reception scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, call the Gold Coast Arts Center at 516-829-2570 or go to www.goldcoastarts.org.