The goal of “Wildlife Trade Art & Science” is to consider the role of global wildlife trade in species extinction and to empower the viewing public to take part in conservation. Organized by Creature Conserve, the exhibition features work by artists studying the impact of global trade on endangered species. Participating artists interviewed experts, including biologists, ecologists, veterinarians, park rangers, zookeepers, sanctuary managers, and policy-makers with the international Fund for Animal Welfare, in creating highly personal, emotionally-charged, artwork that is informed by the facts.
About the Exhibit
Through August 24, 2017
Click on the images below to view some of the work that will be on display at the exhibit
One Hundred and Four
Photograph: Archival inkjet wall application, 45 in. wide.
"One Hundred and Four" is a visual representation of the number of African Elephants slaughtered by ivory poachers every day in Africa.
Long Live the King
Illustration: Digital, Archival inkjet print, 19 x 26 in.
"Long Live the King" Celebrates the Lion Guardians, modern Maasai warriors who now protect lions rather than hunt them.
Illustration: Watercolor, gouache
"Pondering Parrots" is testament to the many ways people have failed these birds.
Demystify the Pangolin
Illustration: Digital, Archival inkjet print, 7 x 9 in.
"Demystify the Pangolin" blends the imaginary animal in our fairy tales with the real one that is the object of uncontrolled greed.