SAVING GRACE: Photographs of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades
This spring semester the Hyde Art Gallery will be transformed into an aquatic temple dedicated to the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades. Meticulously captured by photographer Suda House, the daughters of Atlas have secretly returned to earth, inhabiting Grossmont College’s Performing and Visual Art Center, to spread awareness of the impending doom of a changing climate and humanity’s wasteful use and disposal of single-use plastics.
Through these large-scale celestial photographs and an accompanying installation of plastic refuse, House seeks humanity’s reprieve from the worst-case scenarios of ecological collapse and postulates a solution grounded in history, scientific data, and mythic plausibility. Climate change is here and House’s narrative premise highlights the peril our progeny will confront. While many have ignored the inevitable, few have taken action and others have pleaded up to the sky, calling for help to avert the inescapable destruction of our world.
Limited edition prints of The Seven Sisters are available for purchase below.
All proceeds will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County.
Saving Grace will be on display at Grossmont College’s Hyde Art Gallery from February 22nd until April 9th 2022.
An artist reception will be held on March 22nd from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
For in person viewing information, visit Hyde Art Gallery