The Waste Land on Earth? An Innovative Exhibition opening

This innovative art exhibition in Allston explores the impacts of a constant cycle of consumption on landscapes and communities
BRIGHTON, Mass. - July 19, 2019 - PRLog -- Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. (UVA) and the Harvard Ed Portal's Crossings Gallery are proud to present The Waste Land on Earth?. This innovative exhibition explores the impacts of a constant cycle of consumption on landscapes and communities. UVA guest curator Caitlin Bowler invited artists to respond to a world shaped by this mindset of disposability. Their work reflects our complicated relationships to the culture of stuff, the impact systems of production and distribution have on our shared landscape, and our changing relationships to the natural world. The exhibition is intended to stimulate conversation and discussion about mass consumption -- "getting and spending" -- which has profoundly shaped the modern experience in industrialized societies.

On August 8, the public is invited to a program and reception from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Crossings Gallery.  Light refreshments will be served throughout the evening, and guests can enjoy a curated music playlist that will bring the art to life as well as an artist panel discussion moderated by the curator. The work on display includes paintings, quilts, sculptures, video, digital and internet, performance, and mixed media.

The artists showing work in this exhibition include Agusta Agustsson, Lani Asuncion, Nancer Ballard, Jennifer Costello, Nancy Crasco, Gary Duehr, Mary Gillis, Lynda Goldberg, Muriel Horvath, Tom Jackson, Amy Kelly, Elizabeth Lapides, Madeline Lee, Pauline Lim, Susan Loomis-Wing, Amy McGregor-Radin, Michael McLaughlin, Michaela Morse, Ruth Rieffanaugh, Alexandra Rozenman, Diane Sheridan, Jeannie Simms, Olga Tsetniva, and Huma Yildirim.

Caitlin Bowler is a researcher and writer with a longstanding interest in art, design, and sustainability. She recently joined ICF Next as a user experience researcher after doing curriculum development at Harvard Business School for several years. She is particularly interested in the links between environmental and social neglect.  She received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Williams College in History and Art History and her Master of City Planning (MCP) from University of Pennsylvania, School of Design.

The exhibition is open to the public during regular gallery hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The Crossings Gallery is located in the Harvard Ed Portal at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134. The Ed Portal is fully wheelchair accessible and is served by Boston Blue Bikes and MBTA buses 66, 70, 70A and 86.  It is also just a 20 minute walk from the Harvard Square Station on the MBTA's Red Line.

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( (UVA) is a 6-year-old local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of artists and art enthusiasts based in Allston-Brighton.  UVA enriches the community with educational and inspiring art exhibitions and programs. UVA has completed over 68 curated educational art exhibitions in 11 locations across 8 communities and has over 200 members and supporters. To learn more, visit or call 617.657.4278.

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