Fragile Earth showcases the diverse approaches taken by ecologically concerned artists today, illustrating the powerful role they play in advocating for environmental causes.
Artists Jennifer Angus, Mark Dion, Courtney Mattison, and James Prosek have created striking work that reflects the vulnerability of the environment. “These artists were selected for the profound message their works convey about environmental conservation,” says Jennifer Stettler Parsons, PhD , curator of the exhibition. “They transform natural and non-traditional materials, like insects and found debris, into art in order to make visible the human role in global climate change, and to reveal how our daily choices may endanger our planet’s future.” The project builds on the success of the Museum’s 2018 exhibition, Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art. The Brandywine’s presentation of Fragile Earth will also include a site-specific installation by Angus and a commissioned mural by Prosek that explores the plants and animals native to the Brandywine Valley.