Gallery 224 Exhibition: The Endangered Species Project: New England

  • The Endangered Species Project: New England | Julia Galloway

    Julia Galloway

  • The Endangered Species Project: New England

    Julia Galloway

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    Julia Galloway

The Endangered Species Project: New England 
Exhibition Dates: February 4 - April 14, 2019
Public Lecture and Closing Reception with the Artist: Saturday, April 13 RSVP for lecture here
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am - 8pm; Weekends 10am-5pm
Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134
 
Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition of work from Montana-based potter Julia Galloway's most recent body of work, The Endangered Species Project: New England. Galloway works from each state's official list of species identified as endangered, threatened or extinct. She has created a series of covered jars, one urn for each species, illustrating the smallest Agassiz Clam Shrimp to the largest Eastern Elk.
Urn for Toad, Julia Galloway, 2018
Galloway writes, "Recently I happened to read about the Wandering Albatross on a layover in an airport. The Wandering Albatross is one of the largest birds in the world, sporting a wing span up to eleven feet across and able to stay aloft for up to 30 days drafting on the oceans currents. This bird flies unusually close to the water, so on average, every five minutes, one of these birds is decapitated by industrial fishing lines, and literally, it brought me to my knees with sorrow - what could I do? Making pottery is how I understand the world. I am creating covered jars for endangered species. Change can occur when something that is generally unseen becomes seen. I have made all 305 species listed in New England in hope that this sheer volume of pottery in one gallery will have an impact on the public. On the surface of the jars are lush images of the animals isolated in a colorless habitat. My sister, an evolutionary biologist, insists that I include hope for the future in this project. Part of the exhibition includes the reasons for the dropping population and what we, average folks, can do to reverse or at least slow down this trend.”
 

The urns are for sale, $240 plus tax and shipping. Email gallery224@fas.harvard.edu to inquire about purchasing an urn. A portion of each sale will go toward conservation efforts in each state where the species is vulnerable.
3/22/19: more than 800 detail images of most of the 305 urns in the exhibition, along with accompanying essays about each species, are in the album below. Mouse over the image below and use the arrows to click through the album, or click on the image to go directly to the flickr album to view them larger. Click on the three dots at the bottom of the image to view the essay about the species represented.

The Endangered Species Project: New England - Julia Galloway

Click Here to view all the images on Flickr.

Follow Julia Galloway's project on instagram at @endangered.species.project


Artist Bio:

Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and professor. She teaches ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and Asia and her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach CA, the Ceramics Research Center at the Arizona State Art Museum, Alfred Ceramics Art Museum at Alfred University, the Dinnerware Museum in Ann Arbor Michigan and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
http://juliagalloway.com

Related event:

Julia Galloway Visiting Artist Workshop (Waitlisted)
April 13 and 14, 2019 at Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Julia Galloway Visiting Artist Lecture - RSVP for lecture here
April 13, 4-5pm at the Harvard Ed Portal (next door to the Ceramics Program at 224 Western Ave, Allston)
Join us after the lecture for the closing reception in the Gallery from 5-7pm