Anthropocene at the AGO

Posted on December 2, 2018 in Paintings

Just reflecting on last month’s visit to Ontario to see Robert Lepage’s “Coriolanus” in Stratford, with costumes designed by the very talented Mara Gottler. An overnight in Toronto allowed for visits to the ROM and to the Anthropocene exhibit at the AGO. Burtynsky’s images in particular resonated with me as the recent report on the gathering storm of climate change hit the news this week. Liking stone as I do, the quarry photo above was a favourite, capturing the beautiful and terrible changes we have made to our environment. We are reminded that we all have a responsibility to the world around us; being responsible, however, does not preclude seeing beauty in whatever form it arises.

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