HELENE STURDIVANT MAYNE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY

Midway: Message from the Gyre
Photographs by Chris Jordan

September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015 / Curated by Jennifer Gately

Chris Jordan, Message from the Gyre, 2009 artist proof, archival inkjet print, courtesy Elecrticworks, San Francisco

         Chris Jordan, Message from the Gyre, 2009, artist proof, archival inkjet print.
Courtesy Electricworks, San Francisco.

Internationally known photographer Chris Jordon’s Midway Island series depicts the harsh realities of the overwhelming abundance of plastic debris filling the world’s ocean. On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continent, evidence of our global consumption surfaces in astonishing places: inside thousands of baby albatross whose remains litter the island. Nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific. This exhibition features a selection of these alarming images that call attention to our daily habits and just one of the many serious issues related to single-use plastics and the future health of life on the planet.

 

Learn & Engage Special Events:

September 27-January 4, 2015

POP UP SHOP
THE 4 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   

November 8  10-2PM

Take the Plastic Challenge

November 8 / 4PM

Great Minds Talk: Ocean Wellness

5 Gyre Stiv Wilson in Conversation with Artists Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang and Marine Debris Researcher Kate Brimrose.

November 15 1-11:30PM

Saturday Morning Art Workshop