The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School is pleased to present “Vanishing Landscapes,” an exhibit which seeks to respond to the issue of climate change in our environment, and features works by James Balog and Susan Hoenig. This exhibit is on view from Oct. 19 through Nov. 13. There will be an artists’
reception on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The reception is free and open to the public.
For 35 years, James Balog has engaged in long-term photography programs to give a visual voice to our planet’s changing ecosystems. Susan Hoenig’s paintings of wildlife and habitats depict the symbolic relationship between habitat, plants, and the animal
kingdom. These two artists share views of the human impact on our environment.
In “Vanishing Landscapes,” Balog will exhibit photographs, storyboards and videos from his Extreme Ice Survey. Balog currently has camera stations recording glacial calving at
24 glaciers around the world, including glaciers in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, Canada, Australia, and in the Rocky Mountains. These photographs have been combined into time lapse videos to demonstrate our transforming environment. Balog has
been honored with awards from Duke University, Dickinson College, the University of Albert, and the American Geophysical Union; published eight books; and exhibited in more than one hundred museums and galleries worldwide. He has presented his findings
in the TED Talk Time-lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss. The Extreme Ice Survey is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Chasing Ice.
Susan Hoenig’s expertise on biodiversity ranges from blue heron habits in eelgrass, to the relationship between the red knot and horseshoe crab, to the foraging Antarctic Elephant Seal. “My paintings explore the impact of ecological issues,” she says. She continues, “Nature has a wonderful balance. What we see is only the outer margin of an intricate web. My paintings reflect in-depth feelings and symbols of shifting change happening before our eyes.”
Hoenig has taught at the Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton
Young Achievers for many years, received a Sculpture Fellowship from the New Jersey State Arts Council, and she has exhibited widely. In addition to her art, Hoenig gains insights from the work she does at the Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station in the Sourland Mountains.
On announcing “Vanishing Landscapes,” Gallery Director Jody Erdman noted, “Many individual artists continue to respond to the issue of climate change in various disparate ways. Highlighting their work helps raise awareness about our environment and the changes which continue to happen every day.”
“Vanishing Landscapes” is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when the school is in session. For more information about the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, please call Jody Erdman, Art Gallery Director, at 609.924.6700 x 1772
or visit www.pds.org.