Future Perfect:
Picturing the Anthropocene

July 12 – December 10, 2016

Artists’ Reception:
Friday, September 16, 5 – 7 pm

Future Perfect features artists who explore our conflicted relationship to the natural world and inform how we view the past, how we perceive the present, and how we imagine the future.

Programming includes lectures, screenings, performances, and informal conversations related to the subject of climate change within a broad scientific, literary, historical, and geo-political framework.

Participating artists include Colin C. Boyd, Amy Brener, JoAnne Carson, Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, Tommy Hartung, Dana Hoey, Darius Kinsey, Jason Middlebrook, Alexander Ross, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft, Jacolby Satterwhite, Letha Wilson, among others. Their work will be exhibited with works from the University Fine Arts Collection by artists including Marilyn Bridges, Larry Fink, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Smithson, and Edward Steichen.

Funding for the exhibition, publication, and programming is provided by UAlbany’s Office of the President and Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, The Presidential Initiatives Fund for Research and Scholarship (PIFRS), the University Art Museum Endowed Director’s Fund, the Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund in honor of Professor Emeritus Mark Greenwold, University Auxiliary Services, and the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.



Colin C. Boyd
Galleon, (detail), 2016
Sculptural installation
Wood, wool, felt, aqua-resin (w/ graphite and copper sulfate), LED and incandescent lighting.
84 x 72 x 80 inches