October 13, 2020

UTA ARTIST SPACE / EMERGENCY ON PLANET EARTH: IN A TIME CLOSE TO NOW

BY CONSTANZA FALCO RAEZ

Earthrise #1, 2020 , oil, alkyd and acrylic polymer paint on canvas, 112 x 84 x 2 inches

UTA Artist Space’s new exhibition, Emergency On Planet Earth: In A Time Close To Now, opened to the public on October 9th and will be viewable through the end of the month. The exhibition includes video, sculpture, painting, and photography that address both the environmental and human impact of our current times.

Over the centuries, we have found that nature has a way of reminding us of what is most important, and especially in 2020, we have seen how fragile and urgent the times are. As we witnessed the world dramatically slow down this year, it was clear that our mission is far from complete. 2020 is forcing us to question our very purpose and requires that we be mindful of our impact.

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The exhibition features works from Parker and Clayton Calvert, Manny Castro, Todd DiCiurcio, Daniel Fuller, Iva Gueorguieva, Heather Haynes, Glenn Kaino, Jason Nichols and Felipe Griebel, Ellen Page, Rob Reynolds, Toni Scott, Ai Weiwei, and Nathan Wong. Additionally, Jay Kay, the lead singer of the GRAMMY Award-winning funk jazz band Jamiroquai, has produced, with the help of Matt Johnson, an exclusive soundtrack titled Emergency 2020, which will debut in and be played throughout the exhibition.

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In light of Covid-19, visiting the Artist Space is by appointment only, with a four-guest maximum at any time. Masks and hand sanitizer are available on site for guest usage, as all visitors will have to wear mask at all times in the artist space.