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Okotoks Art Gallery: The Ocean Inside

The Ocean Inside is a print and video installation based on the artist’s first-hand observations of the devastating effects of climate change and other human-made environmental stresses on the coral reefs. Growing up in the Caribbean during the ’70s and returning in recent years has fostered her interest in natural history, where she has observed both the beauty of the coral reefs and their current demise as a result of the ocean’s changing chemistry. 

She has filmed most of her underwater video footage in the Caribbean and around coastal shores. This footage depicts a network of plankton that represents the web of life through projecting it onto a translucent veil that is hand-printed with sparkling mica in a 4’x4′ relief-cut tiling pattern. The soundtrack is compiled of natural recorded soundscapes and waves of voices that speak in their native language.

The exhibition will also connect contemporary ocean environments with the Bearspaw Sea that existed in Alberta 70 million years ago. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 10:00am to Friday, February 21, 2020 – 5:00pm

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