It’s Artsy Being Green

If environmentalists have their way, the post-modern condition, in all its nihilistic abandon, is so over. Tree-hugging do-gooders say that the future of life on our rock depends on whether the masses choose right or wrong. So far, they've made small strides -- communities have incorporated green agendas, architecture and design have adapted in various eco-friendly ways, and people eat in healthier ways by buying locally or organically. But what if the environmentalists lose? They present a scary vision of the world if people fail to act quickly. What subject could be more ripe for artistic expression than this non-Biblical vision of the apocalypse?

Friday, Environmentalism by Proxy, a free art exhibit at 18 Rabbit Gallery (16 NW First St., Fort Lauderdale) asks whether we are strong enough to save ourselves and explores our relationship to the Earth. The exhibit will feature work from new as well as established artists who have been working in the environmental movement such as artist/scientist Jeni Wightman, who created an all-edible piece called Eat My Words, and photographer Chris Jordan, whose showcased work will be a series of glacial photographs. The exhibit runs through February 2. Visit
Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Feb. 2, 2010

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