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October 27, 2010
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications

William Feick Arts Center to Host J Henry Fair Photography Exhibit

POULTNEY--An exhibit titled “Industrial Scars” by New York City-based photographer J Henry Fair is now open at Green Mountain College’s William Feick Arts Center. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, November 4 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

"Industrial Scars is an aesthetic look at some of our most egregious injuries to the system that sustains us, in hopes that the viewer will come away with an innate understanding of her complicity and a will to make a difference,” says Fair of his work. His photographs include large aerial images of river deltas and industrial panoramas that are inherently colorful and arresting until the viewer understands them to be unnatural landscapes shaped by environmental degradation.

“Our consumption-based economy is wreaking havoc on the systems that sustain our life on Earth,” said Fair in his artist statement. “My goal is to produce beautiful images that stimulate an aesthetic response, and thus curiosity in the viewer about the causes, and hopefully her personal involvement.”

Fair’s first book, The Day After Tomorrow: Images Of Our Earth In Crisis is a collection of abstract images of environmental nightmares interspersed with essays by prominent authors, scientists, and environmentalists including NASA climate scientist James Hansen and Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

The Feick Arts Center is free and open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-6 p.m. “Industrial Scars” will be on display through November 19.


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