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Ellen Curlee Gallery: Friday, 14 March 2008
Ellen Curlee Gallery presents Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporary Environment
March 14 - May 10, 2008. Opening Reception: Friday, March 14, 2008 6pm-9pm

Chase Browder - Isabelle Hayeur - Jenny Kendler - David Maisel -
Maslen & Mehra - John Pfahl - Brian Ulrich - Nichole Van Beek -
Caroline Voagen Nelson - Voshardt/Humphrey - Scott Wolniak
Curated by Dana Turkovic

Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporary Environment is an exhibition that brings together international photography and video art that focuses on the fundamental relationship between humans and nature and show the complex and dynamic interrelationship between humans and the earth, and to the environmental troubles we are currently confronted with. In partnership with the St. Louis Earth Day organization, the theme of the exhibition was developed through an ongoing discussion with about their interest in adding a collaborative and artistic component that directly involves the community. The group of photographers represented in Grounded are among an intensifying, global movement of artists who are addressing environmental concerns and critically engaging in issues like climate change, extinction, conservation, environmentally sensitive building and planning and waste management and believe that art can play a critical role in providing creative insight into these challenges. Grounded proposes art as a way of creating a better understanding about our relationship with nature and the environment and to explore the renewed role of contemporary art as a leading force in the global debate about the future of the planet.

The gallery is located at 1308-A Washington Ave. in the Washington Ave Loft district. Hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Tel: (314) 241-1299.