Animals Across Discipline, Time and Space

Some of the works appearing in Animals Across Discipline, Time and Space. Colleen Plumb, Flamingo (left), Kathryn Eddy, The Urban Wild Coyote Project (top right), Mary Anne Barkhouse, Red Rover (bottom right)

Animals Across Discipline, Time & Space, a new exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, runs January 4 – March 21, 2020. The exhibition uses art to explore the role of animals in the Anthropocene era by bringing together works by five North American artists who use animal imagery to critically address how animals—including humans—interact with the world around us. 

“This exhibition addresses animals and their fates in our current climate and at our hands,” says McDonald. “The artists engage matters of colonialism, urban versus wild, extinction, pollution, livestock and the many outlandish impositions we burden nonhuman animals with for our own perceived needs and gains.”

Animals Across Discipline, Time & Space includes sculptural installations inside and outside of the museum by Mary Anne Barkhouse, the interactive Urban Wild Coyote Project installation by Kathryn Eddy, large scale drawings by Erica Gajewski, a video installation by Hamilton-based artist Derek Jenkins and selected photographs by Colleen Plumb from her series Animals Are Outside Today.

Opening Reception:
  Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Panel: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m.
Conference:  March 19-21, 2020 at McMaster University.