Pelican Bomb presents “Of Moving and Being Moved,” a solo exhibition of recent video and sound works by Portland, Maine-based artist Erin Johnson. In her practice, Johnson often explores our individual and collective human relationships to the natural world to better understand unwieldy concepts like memory, migration, and communication. The four works on view at Pelican Bomb Gallery X take water as their starting points, examining how communities live in relation to their respective, changing landscapes—particularly timely in the wake of this year’s massive flooding in Louisiana and the ongoing drought in the American West. “Of Moving and Being Moved” offers specific case studies to think about communities’—in Georgia, Minnesota, Maine, and the Mediterranean—complex and unique relationships to water, which stand in comparison to New Orleanians’ own ongoing struggles and solutions relating to past and future storms, coastal erosion, and technological developments to harness the power of water.
This exhibition is organized by Pelican Bomb. In conjunction with Johnson’s exhibition, Pelican Bomb’s online Art Review features a thematic series—including reviews, personal essays, interviews, and digital artist projects—on living with water. Visit pelicanbomb.com for new features each week.
Pelican Bomb Gallery X is free and open to the public Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. The gallery will be closed November 18 - 20 and Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24).
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