October 1 – December 18, 2022
A Celebration of Treescurated by Laurie Dolphin with
Daniela Kronemeyer + Coco Myers
Southampton Arts Center,
Southampton, NY southamptonartscenter.org
"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth." —Herman Hesse
A CELEBRATION OF TREES is an ecological multi-media art exhibition created to educate and expand thought and consciousness about the world’s vast network of trees–a critical resource to humanity’s survival. For 300 million years, these species have helped stabilize and improve environmental conditions for life on our planet and today are an essential solution to global warming. Raising awareness of the devastating consequences of deforestation and the threats faced to endangered ancient trees and forests, the exhibition will showcase the beauty and mystery of trees while inspiring viewers to think more critically about how to protect them. Featuring powerful stories from around the world told through photography, painting, sculpture, and film, the exhibition will also include important messages from the world’s Indigenous people–the original guardians of the forest.
Renate Aller, Joseph Ayers, Susanna Bauer, Fabienne Berthaud, Graeme Black, Scott Bluedorn, Meghan Boody, Martin Butler, Michael Butler, Philippe Cheng, Franco Cuttica, Lieven De Boeck, Domenico DeCarlo, James DeMartis, Jeremy Dennis, George Digalakis, Laurie Dolphin, Timothy Duffy, Idoline Duke, Eliot Elisofon, Robbi Firestone, Charles Gaines, Margaret Garrett, Jim Gingerich, Linda Adele Goodine, April Gornik, Damien Grant, Harvey Herman, Michelle Jaffe, William King, Maria Klabin, Jack Leigh, Donald Lipski, Jaime Lopez, Claire Lucas, Kathryn Lynch, Alen MacWeeney, Kurt Markus, Roberta Marroquín, Christine Matthäi, Hugh Mbayiwa, Rifka Milder, Algernon Miller, Beth Moon