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The Shooting Gallery is pleased to present Calamity, a solo exhibition by Mary Iverson. This new collection explores appropriation through the incorporation of images cut from environmental magazines into the artist’s own paintings, mirroring the nation’s appropriation of “natural resources for private gain.” The exhibit will include five large-scale oil paintings and six to ten smaller acrylic on panel works. The opening reception for Calamity will be held at the Shooting Gallery on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 7 - 11pm and will be on display, free and open to the public, through March 3, 2012.
From the Artist:
“My ongoing fascination with the shipping industry began with plein air studies of container terminals at the Port of Seattle, and has continued to evolve through several diverse bodies of work. My current paintings combine my interest in global trade and my concerns for environmental issues. They inspire an environmental dialogue by superimposing stacks of shipping containers onto images of pristine landscapes. This juxtaposition presents a post-apocalyptic vision, suggesting a potential outcome and deleterious effects of our global economy.