Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Exhibition will focus on what needs to be done to reduce the negative impact our habits are having on urban life.
In the wake of increasing gas prices, emphasis on carbon footprints, and the initiative with recycling - Brown Cities will focus on what still needs to be done to reduce the negative impact our habits are having on urban life. It will make the taken-for-granted visible. Not only neglect, rust and pollution, but also images of action, hope, remediation and life... Images that represent a need and a call for action.
galleryDK is mounting a group photographic show examining the need for environmental initiatives in the urban landscape. Photographers and photography-based artists will be displaying images that investigate the browning of the urban environment. They will show the effects of pollution and urban decay - on the cities, on the people - and the resulting reaction/rebirth/renewal of the urban landscape.
Throughout the fall, galleryDK has been accepting artists’ submissions - from across Ontario, Vancouver and even China - for this exhibition. To celebrate this collective expression of environmental creativity, an opening reception free to everyone will be held the night of January 8th 2009 from 7-10pm. The show will run from January 8th through to February 1st, 2009.
"There has been so much focus directed at the green movement, telling people what they need to do. With this show, we want to illustrate why people need to take action, to show them the effects human activity is having on the urban environment," said Laurin Jeffrey, one of the gallery owners.
galleryDK is an artist-run space that specializes in contemporary urban photography. The gallery seeks to present photographic and photo-based work examining and exploring all facets of the urban experience - not only in Toronto, but around the world. galleryDK is located at 1332 Queen Street West (at Elm Grove) on the north side. For more information, please visit our website at www.gallerydk.com.
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