Revering Nature: Group Exhibition
This exhibition included twenty-five artists working in diverse media and scale, plus five more from the Artist’s Book Collection of BIMA’s Founder, Cynthia Sears. Media included drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, cut feathers, collage, installation, and artist’s books.
The group exhibition was inspired by BIMA’s Chief Curator Greg Robinson’s sense of a growing global malaise, and that many regional artists shifted their work in the past ten to twenty years from the beauty of nature to concern and alarm. They have responded to diverse and personally urgent calls to action, addressing environmental topics such as endangered species, pollution, and global warming. The exhibition ranged from lovely, graceful, and more colorful works to those that more profoundly explore the force and scale of what surrounds us.
Through Revering Nature, BIMA desired to engage in ongoing global discussions, and find ways to remain inspired with what we know as beautiful, powerful, and even mysterious within our physical realm. Awe of nature is combined with concern for climate change and endangered species in several of these artists’ works.
For more information, read the full curatorial statement by Chief Curator Greg Robinson.
- Mare Blocker (Seattle)
- Caroline Cooley Browne (Bainbridge Island)
- David Eisenhour (Port Hadlock)
- Cari Ferraro (San Jose, CA)
- Becky Fletcher (Sedro Woolley)
- Kathe Fraga (Bainbridge Island)
- Helen Hiebert (Vail, CO)
- Karen Kunc (Avoca, NE)
- Tracy Lang (Bainbridge Island)
- Donna Leavitt (Edmonds)
- Chris Maynard (Olympia)
- Aaron McKnight (Bainbridge Island)
- Hans Nelsen (Vashon Island)
- Peregrine O’Gormley (La Conner)
- Lisa Onstad (Portland, OR)
- Wendy Orville (Bainbridge Island)
- Kait Rhoads (Seattle)
- Amy Roberts (Bainbridge Island)
- Will Robinson (Bainbridge Island)
- Lynda K. Rockwood (Seattle)
- June Sekiguchi (Preston)
- Elizabeth Reed Smith (deceased, Bainbridge Island)
- Kimberly Trowbridge (Seattle)
- Dion Pickering Zwirner (Bainbridge Island)
- Leslie Wu (Vashon Island)
- Review by Lisa Edge in Real Change, April 27, 2017: Flora and Fauna: ‘Revering Nature’ art exhibition opens at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art