“Cosmophilia” Exhibit At D&R Greenway
“THE UNIVERSE IS A GREEN DRAGON”: D&R Greenway Land Trust presents a special exhibition by award-winning environmental artist Cameron (Cami) Davis. “Cosmophilia” will be on view June 21 through July 25 in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center in Princeton. A reception and lecture are on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
For a limited time only, D&R Greenway Land Trust is presenting a special exhibition by award-winning environmental artist Cameron (Cami) Davis. “Cosmophilia” will be on view June 21 through July 25 in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. There will be a reception and lecture on Thursday, June 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The artwork, on large canvases that draw the viewer into the space, “celebrates our human relationship within a whole, living and evolving Earth and cosmos,” says the artist. Her paintings, installations, and community art projects “explore the natural world at the edges where inner and outer perceptions meet.” Her semi-abstract work explores the boundaries between observable phenomena and intuitive musings and improvisations.
Using layers of paint and other media, Davis creates engaging visual imagery as a wake-up call to environmental disaster. A series titled “Endless Spring” is based on a Buddhist term for enlightenment. Davis asks, “Will we truly continue to experience the renewal of spring if we do not address climate change, if we do not address the evolution of consciousness?”
This is the first time that all of the works in “Cosmophilia” are being shown in totality, and the exhibition will include several new pieces still in development in early June. When seen at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center gallery, “the art will move the viewer to experience a visual landscape where clear elements of nature and the abstract combine to inspire thinking beyond our day-to-day encounters,” says Linda Mead, president and CEO. “I am especially excited that the artist and her collaborator, composer Sam Guarnaccia, will share their inspiration and technique in a special lecture at the opening reception on June 21.”
“Endless Spring” is part of a collaboration with Guarnaccia’s Emergent Universe Oratorio. The Oratorio’s 100 voiced choir and chamber orchestra libretto and spoken recitatives address the relevancy of the “journey of the universe” to these times.
Gallery hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.drgreenway.org.