Thesis Committee Chair
Jonathan Sadler, MFA
Thesis Committee Members
Lee Ann Turner
Lily Lee, MFA
Tomasz Grusiecki, Ph.D.
Earth 2020: we were here is a visual exploration into the complex relationship humans have with the planet we live on. This body of work is an exploration of paradox, a survey of cultural references resonating anxiety, anticipation, uncertainty and hope for the future to come. The paradox identified is between one’s individual human actions and the collective actions of our species in relation to the planet we occupy.
We are in a time characterized by warming, mass extinction and environmental mutation. Characteristics conceived through collective action, change caused by human enterprise. If conceptualized from a non-anthropocentric perspective, 2020 is a year reaping the effects of the exponential growth of the human species. And yet from an anthropocentric view, environmental conservation is the hottest trend on earth. This exhibition is an exploration of these complexities, the ‘science-non fiction’ of Earth 2020.
Kelly, Devin, "Earth 2020: we were here" (2020). 2020 MFA Visual Arts. 2.