Debbie Symons: Amazonia - Art Collector

Amazonia, HD video, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and MARS Gallery, Windsor
  Debbie Symons works link statistical databases on endangered species to elucidate environmental crime, questioning the involvement of capitalistic venture in the critical, global environmental issues now emerging. Conceptually Symons' works aim to sensitize a desensitize society. She recaptures peer-reviewed data and forces it back into the public sphere, creating an analysis of real time environmental predicaments.

The works critique capitalism¹s participation in the ecological predicament, highlighting its cost to humanity and other species. It thereby enables the works to embody political potency and urgency, allowing them to move beyond a simplistic representation of damaged nature, to a multifaceted analysis of cause and effect. Symons collaborates with scientific organisations, such as the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species to facilitate the statistical data pertaining to her works.

Opens: 3-5pm Saturday 31 January 2015
Exhibition closes: 8 February 2015
Location: Mars Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9521 7517

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