Emily Arthur: Endangered
July 21–October 12, 2016
MOWA On the Lake
(detail) Emily Arthur, West Coast Botanicals, screen print on paper, 2014
Tapping into her Native-American heritage and deep passion for the environment, Emily Arthur is one of the most exciting and progressive printmakers working in the US today. Endangered focuses on the California Gnatcatcher, a small bird that has become the crux of a battle between environmentalists and developers. Using the Gnatcatcher as a representative of larger national issues, Arthur employs multiple images of birds, butterflies, maps, charts, and flora to emphasize the inherent value of a healthy, vibrant ecosystem.