Artist in Residence Eric Button Exhibition June 21

Ecosploitation: Caetani Centre and Allan Brooks Nature Centre are pleased to present

Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Vancouver Artist Eric Button

Public is Welcome!

Exhibition & Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 pm, Caetani Centre Studio Gallery. Artist talk: 7pm.

3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC

Exhibition continues to June 28

Gallery Viewing Hours: Mon – Fri 10am-4pm

The most terrifying art exhibit Vernon has ever seen!

Thrills! Disaster! Nature gone mad!

Experience a nightmare of ecologic proportions!

All in glorious 4-colour ballpoint pen!

For his most recent project in collaboration with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and the Caetani Cultural Centre, Fresh! AIR art and environment artist Eric Button has focused on the ecological footprint of human activity. During May and June he has spent his time in Vernon exploring the area, doing research and creating narrative drawings that depict both the small and large-scale impacts humans have on our environment.

The imagery draws on a wide range of influences ranging from the idyllic nature paintings of Allan Brooks and Robert Bateman, to the extravagant film posters of exploitation cinema. All the drawings were meticulously drawn with a ballpoint pen, a tool that was chosen for its ubiquity and association with everyday human affairs.

Eric hopes that by commenting on the danger posed by climate change and other human caused ecological impacts that he will draw attention to the inability of people and governments to take these issues seriously.

Eric Button is an emerging artist living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a BFA with a major in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nature and Canadian culture are common themes in his work, which he explores with a sense of humour and a touch of cynicism.

About the FreshAIR Residency

The Caetani Cultural Centre (C3) partners with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ANBC) for the Artist-in-Residence program entitled Fresh!AiR, a themed program which centres on nature, culture, science, environment, conservation and social issues. The ABNC collaboration is intended to serve as a catalyst in broadening and enriching community awareness and the understanding of art and sustainable biodiversity.

This residency includes an eight week stay at the Caetani Cultural Centre and studio space at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

For more information please call the Caetani Centre 250-275- 1525 www.caetani.org.

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