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Reflections on Climate Change (2018)

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Exhibition: Reflections on Climate Change

Casa de la cultura “MICHAEL JACOBS”, Frailes (Jaen)
August 24–26, 2018

Organized by the MAELSE Association and the Inquietarte Foundation, with the collaboration of the Ayuntamiento de Frailes, for the VI International Literary Conference of Frailes.

A selection of recent artworks by Yolanda del Riego through which she reflects her concerns about the environment. The exhibition also includes works from the prior exhibitions Unsustainible Escalation and Trees to Meet You, also dedicated to this subject. Rooted in the emotions of an artist, the work of Yolanda del Riego conveys sadness, and often outrage, for the negative impact of human activity on our planet.

Exhibition Artworks

The exhibition consists of 31 digital prints through which the artist reflects on diverse forms of aggression that are devastating the planet.

Works from the Aqueduct series

This series of works features the Roman aqueduct of Segovia as a testimony of resistance.

Witness [Original title in Spanish: Testigo]
Digital C-Print, 67 x 50 cm

Vital Signs
[Original title in Spanish: Signos vitales]
Digital C-Print, 67 x 50 cm

The Writing is on the Wall
Digital C-Print, 67 x 50 cm

Survival Mode [Original title in Spanish: Modo supervivencia]
Digital C-Print, 67 x 50 cm

Works from the series Don't Rock the Planet

The works in this series are interpretations of the delicate state of equilibrium of the planet.

Interference
Pigment Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Fractures
Digital C-Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Submerged 
Pigment Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Shackles
Digital C-Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Boiling Point 
Pigment Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Oil Sludge
Digital C-Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Works from the series Paralells

The effects of climate change occur in parallel in different locations around the world.

Torrential Rains
[Original title in Spanish: Lluvias torrenciales]
Digital C-Print, 37 x 50 cm

Global Warming
[Original title in Spanish: Calentamiento global]
Digital C-Print, 37 x 50 cm

Drought, Fire, Flooding
[Original title in Spanish: Sequía, fuego, inundación]
Digital C-Print, 37 x 50 cm

Granite
Pigment Print, 52 x 70 cm

Between a rock and a hard place.

Collapse 
Pigment Print, 37 x 50 cm

Planet Earth within an expanding universe.

Caustic Landscape
Digital C-Print, 36,5 x 50 cm

The artist's representation of inequality.

Pandora's Box, from the series Una puerta se cierra
Digital C-Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

Will we be able to reduce the negative effects of humanity on the planet?

Going Forward [Original title in Spanish: Hacia delante]
Digital C-Print, 50 x 50 cm

Humanity must overcome the challenge of sustainability.

Birds Need Protection 
Pigment Print, 39 x 50 cm

A call to action for the protection of flora and fauna.

Reset 
Digital C-Print, 37,5 x 50 cm

What if we could reset the planet, as if it were a computer?

The Checkerboard Landscape series

From the exhibition Unsustainable Escalation. The works in this series are based on the silhouette of a lone tree against a backdrop
in the form of a checkerboard. The different interpretations of the tree suggest a sad future in which trees are seen as mere decorative artificial objects.

Plastic Tree 
Digital C-Print, 108 x 75 cm

Mended Tree 
Digital C-Print, 108 x 75 cm

Scorched Tree 
Digital C-Print, 108 x 75 cm

Scorched Forest [Original title in Spanish: Bosque quemado]
Pigment print, 47 x 70 cm

Scorched forest.
Charred remains of vegetation.
Green leaves only a memory
Scorched forest.

Sherwood Forest "Fallen Tree" 
Digital C-Print, 76 x 100 cm

Unsustainable Escalation {Original title in Spanish: Escalada insostenible]
Digital C-Print, 75 x 102 cm

Created in reference to the 2015 Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which aims to keep the increase in global temperature to below 2°C. The text, in Spanish, reads “no more than 2°C”; the fiery colors aim to create a sense of alarm.

Environmental Transgression 
Digital C-Print, in two pieces of 75 x 50 cm

A convoluted representation of the effects of human activity within an ecosystem.

Due to Climate Change 
Digital C-Print, 96 x 96 cm

Four moments in Turnagain Arm (Anchorage, Alaska)

Moon Behind Trees
Digital C-Print, 50 x 75 cm 

The exhibition includes two of Yolanda del Riego's early digital prints, inspired by walks in an old growth forest in Sherwood Forest (a neighborhood in Bellevue, WA)

Sherwood Forest "View of the Forest"
Lambda Print on polyester

Sherwood Forest "Walkway"
Lambda Print on polyester