Ten Thousand Things
Jim Kalnin May 25 - July 12 2023
Jim Kalnin's artwork is both thought-provoking and visually captivating. He is using his artistic talent to convey important messages about the environment and humanity's impact on it. By incorporating surrealist settings and other elements, he adds a layer of depth to his work. The works encourages the viewer to consider not only the physical world, but also the spiritual, metaphysical and philosophical implications of our and planet Earth’ existence.
Kalnin's exhibition is grounded in a keen observation of reality, highlighting the disproportion between humanity and the world we inhabit. He is drawing attention to the pressing issues of climate change, deforestation, water pollution, and the extinction of species. By juxtaposing images of animals, fish, and humans in surreal places, he creates a vivid and compelling narrative that invites the viewer to contemplate the interconnectedness of all things.
The fluid and animated nature of his images suggests movement and change, echoing the dynamic nature of the environment and the urgent need for action. The suggested house-like structures that are often in motion and may represent the fragility of our own homes and habitats and the need to protect them.
Overall, Jim Kalnin's artwork is both aesthetically stunning and deeply meaningful, urging us to consider our place in the world and our responsibility to preserve and protect it.