Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Exhibition at Michigan Medicine coming up

Shrines & Reliquaries: Memorializing Climate

November 12, 2019
Work by Leslie Sobel will be featured in Michigan Medicine’s ongoing exhibit Gifts of Art: Bringing the World of Art & Music to Michigan Medicine. For her series, Shrines & Reliquaries: Memorializing Climate, Sobel created mixed-media boxes meant to capture memories of places being altered by climate change. She drew inspiration from Tibetan iconography as well as her time as artist in residence at Kluane National Park in Yukon Territory, Canada where in 2017 she camped on an icefield with a group of climate scientists.The small boxes utilize paint, monotype, photography, resin and encaustic to invoke complex ideas and emotions that one can hold in their hands.
Shrines & Reliquaries: Memorializing Climate
December 16, 2019 – March 6, 2020
Open daily from 8:00am – 8:00pm
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Climate Change Game, mixed media in found box, ~3" x 16" x 2"

Kaskawulsh Descent, mixed media in found box

Mountain Shrine, encaustic in found box

Mountain Silhouette, mixed media in found box

Sheep Mountain & Kluane Lake, mixed media in found box