Rogue Valley Artist and Poet Join Forces
July 17 - October 2$2 – $5
Rogue Valley Artist and Poet Join Forces at Coos Art Museum
Reflections on the Human Epoch, with paintings by Claire Duncan and poetry by Pepper Trail, will be exhibited at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, July 17 – October 2, 2021.
Duncan’s series of paintings respond to questions of what it means to be human at a time when our own actions threaten the very nature that inspires us. The creatures that inhabit her work appear to bear witness to the after-effects of human impact and give silent judgment. Viewers are left to choose between the comforting, even sublime, experience of immersive nature and the anxiety we face when confronted with the consequences of human activity.
Pepper Trail’s poetry extends and amplifies the themes posed by the paintings. Rather than “captions,” they present ideas on their own, which work in tandem with the visual art.