David Winton Bell Gallery

Currently On View

March 31, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Artists have participated in scientific and artistic explorations of the iconic landscapes of Earth’s polar regions since the late-nineteenth century. Today, the crisis of climate change and the associated threat of ice melt and sea level rise have drawn a legion of international artists to Greenland, the Arctic, and the Antarctic. There, they document the beauty and the destruction of the region, in hopes of drawing viewers’ attention to the impending loss and eliciting action toward change.

33° presents the work of six artists: Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard and photographers Olaf Otto Becker (German), Camille Seaman (Native American/African American), James Balog (American), Jean de Pomereu (French), and Iain Brownlie Roy (Scottish).  Kirkegaard’s forty-minute soundspace Isfald (Icefall) will be on view at the David Winton Bell Gallery, alongside photographs of glaciers, icebergs, and the Greenland icesheet by Becker and Seaman. Photomurals by Becker, Seaman, Balog, de Pomereu, and Roy will be displayed on the exterior of buildings across Brown’s campus.

Curated by: Jo-Ann Conklin
Image:  Camille Seaman, Breaching Iceberg, Greenland, August 8, 2008

Location Bell Gallery, List Art Lobby, and various sites on campus
March 31, 2018 - May 27, 2018

33° extends across campus with photo murals of polar landscapes and animals—by Becker, Seaman, James Balog, Jean de Pomereu, and Iain Brownlie Roy—exhibited on the exterior of university buildings.

Curated by: Jo-Ann Conklin
Image:  rendering of James Balog, Greenland Ice Sheet, 28 June 2009, Adam Le Winter surveys Birthday Canyon on Prince Enginnering Laboratory, Brook St.