A photographic exhibition by Lana Nelson of archival pigment prints on velvet fine art paper.
Changes in our physical and social environments are occurring at a previously unimaginable rate and often in a previously unimagined direction. The works in this exhibition are visual signposts, metaphorical postcards from our planet, images and writing capturing snapshots of our perceptions of those changes and our responses/reactions to them. Changes that are bullying themselves along at the hand of monopolistic corporate greed and often at the sacrifice of the people and the land that are ransomed to it. The sea changes, the tree changes and our often fraught attempts to achieve work/life balance offer us a fragile but impermanent escape from these forces of unwanted and unprecedented change.
The images and text speak of our efforts to live with the consequences of these changes and to adapt to them. They express the grief, the loss and the inherent frustration felt by the manipulated individual. They reference the disempowerment felt when our voices are not heard and our actions are not enough to halt the negative changes being thrust upon us. They are coloured by nostalgia, they hark back to the mistakes of the past, and most importantly, they may draw attention to our irrepressible hope and our willingness to strive for a future that embraces a physical and social environment where the human spirit is the central concern.