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David McIntyre, Scottish artist and photographer, recently had his work installed at the Greenport Nature Conservancy. You can read more about that installation, “Step Into Stillness” here, and watch the video of David talking about the piece.
David’s photography work will now be on display at D’Arcy Simpson Art Works, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 9th from 5-8pm. More details here.
David McIntyre says, “I see my work as a continuation of the Hudson River Schools’ original intention, which was, at its core, one of activism: Thomas Cole hoped that by depicting the beauty of our region, encroaching industrialization would be staunched. It did not work. Industrialization marched on, creating today’s global climate crisis while the Hudson River School was reduced to a movement of beautiful landscapes. This failure tells me we need a different approach, away from representative beauty towards empathy with nature itself.”
In terms of the climate crisis, “this is a post-apocalyptic view”, Ellen D’Arcy Simpson points out, “we’ve passed the point of no return.”
David continues, “I want to explore ‘beauty’, a different side of ‘beauty’. We might mistake ‘beauty’ for well-being.”