Glacial Melt before Our Very Eyes
Part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial
by Photographers Eric Hatch, Tom Pope, Fred Haaser, and Tom Lowell
Open September 24th - December 3rd, 2022
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday*, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Public Presentation and Dialogue: Dr. Tom Lowell, Geologist October 19, 2022 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Public Reception October 28, 2022 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Four local photographers present images of glaciers from their explorations in Glacial Melt before Our Very Eyes. Each has witnessed changing and varied glacial landscapes over the past 30 years. Their photographs depict glaciers in places including United States, Canada, Iceland, and Argentina. Our intent is for these spectacular images to capture viewers as they walk by, pull them into a phenomenon experienced by few, and educate many about one aspect of climate change—glacial melt, scientifically termed ‘ablation.’
Eric Hatch’s spectacular photographs and thoughtful descriptions lead the way through the exhibition. Tom Pope and Fred Haaser add theirs to the mix. Dr. Tom Lowell, Geologist, will publicly present his photographs from his research. Combined, these fascinating images and stories demonstrate the beauty, harshness, and science about ablation.
This exhibition offers stunning and emotive images of places mostly unseen. Each photographer focused his thoughts and camera lens on glacial landscapes in geographically distinct locations. The Mohawk Gallery appreciates each for sharing photography with us from their distant travels and considerate observations. It is our hope that Glacial melt before Our Very Eyes expands viewers’ knowledge about the current and growing issue of climate change, at the same time enjoying these spectacular scenes.
Artists: Eric Hatch, Tom Pope, Fred Haaser, and Tom Lowell.
Curators: Eric Hatch and Deb Kittner Johnson
Layout and Installation: Anna Christine Sands
Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.
*Closed Friday and Saturday Thanksgiving weekend.