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ASHLEY CECIL: EDGED OUT Opening Reception

  • Frick Environmental Center 2005 Beechwood Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA, 15217 United States (map)

Hosted by Jeffrey Jarzynka

(www.zynka-arts.com)

Wines by Allora Wine Group

Edged Out is a new series of paintings and sculptural works about human influence on nature. The artworks specifically focus on the vulnerable state of amphibians, a modern canary in the coal mine offering us a prophetic glance at what lies ahead for all inhabitants of an ailing environment.

These artworks are visual translations of research conducted by the Richards-Zawacki Herpetology Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. During her six-month artist residency at the lab, Ashley immersed herself in scientific topics represented in this exhibition, such as habitat loss, disease and conservation methods