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Earthworks: Mapping the Anthropocene



Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene


USC Fisher Museum of Art & LA County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA


September 18th – December 8th, 2018


An Exhibition Premiering at the Norton Museum of Art

The Anthropocene defines Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans.

Transdisciplinary artist Justin Guariglia has been granted access to the NASA/JPL Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission. Guariglia’s term will run through 2020. His images from these experiences, paired with the creative and ground-breaking manner in which he presents them, serve as a creative compilation that maps the impact of man on the planet within the areas of agriculture, mining, and the rapid change in the polar icecaps.

Earth Works will feature more than 30 of the artist’s works that are as valuable as science as they are as creative acts. The works range in scale from 30x 40 inches to 16 x 12 feet and printed using a process of the artist’s own invention. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog and already has a commitment from the Fisher Museum at the University of Southern California as an additional venue with other venues to be announced.

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