JULIA OLDHAM | DOGS OF FUTURE EARTH / by jac lahav

Come see Oregon based artist Julia Oldham's bonkers photo/collages of dogs in post apocalyptic scenarios! Inspired by the artists residency in Chernobyl documenting fallout dogs. Such a bad-a$$ lady!

As fall rolls around, this will be our last show of the season
so pack yer sweater and come howl at the moon with us!

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    DOGS OF FUTURE EARTH    
JULIA OLDHAM

OPENS SATURDAY SEPT 14
3pm - 5pm
(or by appointment)


Dogs of Future Earth (2018) is a series of digitally created images of the aftermath of ecological disaster, in which humans have become extinct. In these pieces, which combine photo collage and digital drawing, packs of stray dogs inhabit landscapes strewn with human artifacts such as mountains of CRT monitors and pleasure boats fossilizing in a dry lake bed. The dogs in these works are inspired by the real life stray dogs that live in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, inhabiting abandoned buildings and dilapidated playgrounds.

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Julia Oldham’s work expresses moments of hope in a world on the edge of environmental collapse. Working in a range of media including video, animation and photography, she explores potential in places where human civilization and nature have collided uneasily. Selected exhibitions include Art in General in New York, NY; the Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The Queens Museum of Art; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL; Disjecta, Portland, OR; and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; and she was recently included in the Ecofutures Festival in London, UK. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2005.