The Unavoidable Twilight

Christina Pettersson


Date + Time
January 21, 2018—
April 8, 2018
Reception: January 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
AIRIE Nest Gallery Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Everglades National Park 40001 State Hwy 9336 Homestead, FL 33034
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The Unavoidable Twilight

The crepuscular hour (of, resembling, or relating to twilight) is rarely used in the pictorial tradition of landscape drawing, and rarely experienced by visitors to the Everglades National Park. Drawings in The Unavoidable Twilight explore this dramatic waning light, conjuring mythological moments brimming with flora and fauna, and perhaps even an empire on the brink of collapse. Works on paper, videos and specimen installations show the landscape and its inhabitants in dramatic light, and are skillfully interpreted with affection for a bygone era.

Curated by AIRIE Executive Director Deborah Mitchell
Specimens on loan courtesy of Rafael Galvez and the artist
Photographs on loan courtesy of South Florida Collections Management Center

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