The Arctic and Antarctic are perpetually in the news, for mostly unhappy reasons. Threatened by oil exploration and other forms of development, and ecologically under siege thanks to the vicissitudes of climate change, the “ends of the Earth” are in our thoughts consistently.
The new exhibit opening this weekend at the Esther Massry Gallery, BiPOLAR: Journeys to the Ends of the Earth is a sprawling multimedia show featuring work by New York artists Janet Biggs, Elise Engler and Itty S. Neuhaus that is inspired by or made in the Arctic, Antarctica and Newfoundland. This includes video, painting, sculpture and drawings.
Pictured is an image from Biggs’ video Arctic Trilogy.
BiPOLAR: Journeys to the Ends of the Earth opens Sunday (Jan. 20) and runs through March 1 at the Esther Massry Gallery (Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany). There will be a reception on Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 PM. For more info and gallery hours, call 454-5102.