McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History presents “Rising Tides,” a McDaniel College Art and Art History Honors Exhibition by Jonathan Nepini, March 7 through March 22 in The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. An artist’s reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 7, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m.
“My current studio practice is rooted, broadly, in an interest in our relationship with water, particularly the relationship between residents of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay,” says Nepini. “I have spent my entire life in southern Maryland where I have been surrounded by water, and it is a source of inspiration and calm to me. While I appreciate the opportunity that water provides for relaxation and recreation, I am also aware of its immense destructive power."
"I was inspired to create my current body of work after watching the documentary ‘High Tide in Dorchester,’ a film exploring the devastating effects of sea level rise in Dorchester County, Maryland. I began to reflect on how sea level rise will intensely affect many coastal communities in Maryland in the near future. I often use technology in conjunction with traditional artistic techniques to aid my production process and create works not possible solely through traditional methods. I hope to create simple, accessible works that call viewers to action against climate change and environmental destruction.”
The Rice Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For information and to confirm gallery hours, please call 410-857-2595.
Thursday, March 7 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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