Jonathan Marquis: Earth Eaters
108 Pages | $20
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At the terminal zone of humanity, we are all Earth Eaters.
"Marquis's work addresses both the peaks and valleys of art history as well as what it means to live life in the afterglow of peak oil, with so many growing valleys left dry by erosion and rapid climate change stretching out before us. Visualizing a new notion of "the catastrophic sublime" that makes it possible to imagine living in a world without us is one of the monumental task of our times, and Marquis's work does not shy away from the need to rethink such relations, whether they revolve around the dialectics of earth and self, consumption and subsumption, organism and cosmos. We are afterall, now living within the horizon of a global village this is just as much about being in dialogue with the fellow villagers as it is the globe we live on. This intergral perspective is slowly becoming the dominant paradigm by which we are all fed, nourished and kept alive on the small blue planet that we inhabit together somewhere in the backwaters of the Milky Way, as so many Earth Eaters."
A catalog featuring the artwork of Jonathan Marquis with a critical essay by Grant Vetter.