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