Jacobson Howard is proud to announce the exhibition "Last Turn - Your Turn: Robert Rauschenberg and the Environmental Crisis".
As "artist-activist" Robert Rauschenberg has long been a master at employing art to raise awareness. This exhibition chronicles his prophetic rendering of current issues ; global warming and the intersection of industrial development and planetary health.
Beginning with creating the first Earth Day Poster in 1970, Rauschenberg has been deeply engaged in addressing environmental issues. For the UN Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, Rauschenberg created Last Turn - Your Turn, which was the artist's call to action for the individual to take responsibility. Shortly thereafter he completed Ozone and Eco Echo. Many of the artists' most significant artworks that draw attention to potential ecological dangers will be on view at Jacobson Howard Gallery.
With the same social awareness, The Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI), begun in 1984, was based on a global, peace-seeking odyssey through art. Rauschenberg employed his signature layering of images and painterly techniques to create powerful and prescient statements.
Proceeds of sales from the exhibition will go to Nurture Nature Foundation, whose mission is to further the Pledge adopted at the Earth Summit, and will be used for the benefit of the related nonprofit Earth Pledge.
Opening reception: Thursday March 6, from 5:00 to 8:00. A poster as well as an illustrated catalogue with text by Robert Mattison will be available.
The exhibition will be on view March 6 - April 12, 2008.