February 28 – April 12, 2015

Opening Reception Saturday, February 28, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Market Street Gallery 

Urban Ecologies
Presented with Barometry Projects

Work by Krista Birnbaum, Jorge Galvan Flores, Amy Sacksteder, Leslie Shershow, Thuy-Van Vu, and Eric Zimmerman

Galveston Arts Center, with Barometry Projects, presents Urban Ecologies—an original art exhibition that looks to the overlapping imagery of nature, construction, and destruction to consider the relationships we develop between cities and their landscapes. Considering landscape as an imagined thing, the exhibition asks how the urban experience lends itself to unique perspectives on nature and its role in daily life. How do we engage with our surroundings when there is an ongoing battle between man-made materials and the environment? How does the condition of our natural environs reflect a broader political understanding of place, future, and self? Including work by Krista Birnbaum, Jorge Galvan Flores, Amy Sacksteder, Leslie Shershow, Thuy-Van Vu, and Eric Zimmerman, Urban Ecologies pairs artists from Houston with artists who live elsewhere, creating constellations of perspective and practice.