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(106) South Division
propagule pressure - Tory Roff and Karis Medina

From August 8 to Septmeber 5, the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History presents an exhibition of artwork at the (106) South Division Gallery entitled "propagule pressure" by artists Tory Roff (BA '07) and Karis Medina (BFA '09).

They write: "We will not be here forever. Many of us have grown up under the presupposition that in humanity lays the very essence of existence; that without humans, the world would cease to exist." Their exhibition delves into the connection we have with the earth and presents viewers with images that are intended to cause discussion and reflection about our relationship with the land. The title refers to, "the unceasing and reckless legions of seeds, plants and wildlife all eagerly awaiting the moment that humans completely underestimate their collaborative force and finally break out of our gardens and park reserves." The artists go on to explain that the work "reflects a deeply personal struggle to reconcile humanity's desecration of creation with its supposed Biblical role of caretaker."

Click to read the entire statement.

Reception 8-10pm on Friday, August 8

Avenue for the Arts - Artist Market
Saturday, August 9, 2008