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Luis Estrada Virtual Artist Talk for “Not Quite Fatal”

August 4, 2022, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NIAD artist Luis Estrada and Visionaries and Voices artist Tyler Spohn will discuss their practices and work at progressive art studios. Estrada and Spohn are exhibiting artists in Not Quite Fatal at Wave Pool Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Exhibition Curator and NIAD facilitator Chelsea Smith will be in attendance as well. 
About the exhibition

Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring 

Bringing together the work of visual artists practicing in printmaking, digital media and drawing, this exhibition engages with our current collective state of extinction grief and climate anxiety. Exploring a range of creative responses, these three artists addresses ongoing human place/displacement within the environment and the urgency of interspecies care. 

Kansas City, KS based Curatorial Resident and NIAD virtual studio facilitator Chelsea Smith has put together an exhibition exploring a range of creative responses to the diminishing returns of our Earth and the power of visual art to reckon with the complicated possibilities of climate change. The three artists involved in this show address ongoing issues of human/place displacement and the urgency of interspecies care.

Participating artists: NIAD artist Luis Estrada, Veronica Graham, and Tyler Spohn.

“Not Quite Fatal” is on view to the public June 25th through August 6th, 2022.