Painting of a ship in front of an inceberg

Image credit: Frederic Church, American (1826-1900), The Iceberg, c. 1875, oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 36 ½ x 5 inches framed. Photo courtesy and copyright Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection 

a woman standing in front of a fire

Image credit: Lucas Foglia, Alicia Clearing Land for Farming, California, 2013, photograph, 34 x 44 inches mounted. Photo by Lucas Foglia, courtesy Fredericks & Freiser Gallery. The book, Human Nature, was recently published by Nazraeli Press.


Image credit: James Balog, American (b.1952), Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland, 24 August 2007. Courtesy and © James Balog/Earth Vision Institute.

Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future)
February 7—July 20, 2019

Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future) considers how our observation of natural worlds is influenced by measures of time and representations of form. From the tectonic to the technological, from the single-celled to the systemic, environments exist in a state of flux that can be studied and interpreted by a scientist or an artist.
This exhibition brings together diverse ranges of materials and observers, spanning historical and contemporary eras. Finely detailed Renaissance botanical publications, sweeping Romantic era landscape painting, late 19th and early 20th-century scientific photo-documentation of glaciers and contemporary works that visualize complex datasets are composed from soot, silver, wool, wood, ink, pixels, and more.

This exhibition is co-curated by Erin Espelie and Hope Saska.
FlexSpace: Documenting Change, on view February 7—April 13, is coordinated by Jessica Brunecky and Traci McDonald.

Exhibition and programming is generously supported by CU Boulder's Grand Challenge: Our Space. Our Future., NEST (Nature, Environment, Science & Technology) Studio for the Arts, The Center for Western Thought and Policy, CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees, and CU Art Museum members.

View a gallery of exhibition photos here: