“The Knew Normal” takes an edgy eye toward the damage wrought by climate change.
Opening on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 516 ARTS, the exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography bearing witness to the damaging effects of global warming. The show is part of the gallery’s project “Habitat: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts.”
Hope and humor blend with universal feelings of uncertainty and loss.
“It’s that negotiation of changes we’re seeing and adjusting to what we knew” from the past, curator Nancy Zastudil said.
Albuquerque’s Cedra Wood pairs intricate drawings of invasive species with portraits. Lemmings curl around the head of a woman like snakes as she cradles a fox in her lap beneath a mountain range.