Jacqueline Bishop’s work is currently on view in the exhibition “Songs for the Earth”. Bishop explores psychological connections between humans and nonhumans through paintings, drawings and printmaking. Influenced by more than two decades of traveling the forests in the Amazon, experiencing Hurricane Katrina, and documenting the BP Oil Spill, her work addresses the politics behind species extinction, and eco-political injustice. The result is surreal landscapes impacted by technology, industrialization, and overpopulation. In these environments birds, symbols for Bishop of the human soul, call out for careful consideration of the delicate balance between organisms and the earth. Light snacks will be provided after this free talk in the Beach Museum of Art UMB Theater.
Image: Jacqueline Bishop, Terra #276: Varied Thrush, 1999, oil on wood with acrylic on paper and metal nails