A steady stream of acid slowly drips down a limestone pyramid. A glass of clean water hangs from a noose. A pyramid made of ice quickly melts and collapses.
These are the hallmarks of a new art exhibit, dubbed “Inevitable Reckoning,” at the Dimension Gallery in east Austin. The exhibition, created by local artist Nick Schnitzer, is meant to dramatically highlight and showcase examples of environmental degradation that normally take place over hundreds of years and out of sight from most Americans.
In creating this exhibit, Nick wanted not only to create some really impactful art, but also to merge the worlds of artists, scientists, and environmental activists in Austin. That’s why he’s hosting a series of workshops at the gallery in partnership with local environmental organizations.
Here’s what’s coming up next:
- Art + Advocacy – presentation from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability. Saturday, May 5th from 3pm to 4pm
- Seedball Making Workshop With the Festival Beach Food Forest – Saturday, May 12th from 2pm to 4pm
Both of the workshops are free, open to the public, and family-friendly. They’re also a great way to explore Nick’s work up close. The Dimension Gallery is open Saturdays from noon to 6pm and the exhibition runs through May 12th. More info>>