Cohen & Atrium Galleries

MIdway, Chris Jordan

© Chris Jordan, Midway, 2009-present. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist. 

The call for exhibition proposals for the 2018-19 cycle will be posted in December 2017.

Currently on view in the Cohen Gallery

Message from the Gyre, by Chris Jordan

For more than a decade, Chris Jordan has focused his and our attention on the consequences of mass consumerism, photographing mountains of discarded electronics in landfills and, more recently, the decomposing carcasses of Laysan albatross that have died after ingesting plastic. The latter images, exhibited in Cohen Gallery, present a shocking reality that is difficult but important to view. Translating inconceivable statistics—5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean; a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals killed annually from plastic in our oceans—into intimate images of life and death, Jordan confronts us with the consequences of our lifestyle and calls on us to take action toward change.

Currently on view in the Atrium Gallery

Oscillator Pond, by Jim Moses; and Impostor, by Chase Barnes

The BAI presents two exhibitions in conjunction with the re|ACT: Symposium on Arts and Environment. Visit the Atrium Gallery to experience an interactive sound installation by Jim Moses and view photographs by Chase Barnes.


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