Leigh Ann Beavers Reconciliation

In the Gallery

January 19 - February 18, 2021


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 992 8133 7801

About The Exhibition

In her post-sabbatical exhibition, Washington and Lee Art Professor Leigh Ann Beavers will present recent work from her mixed-media project that is a creative expression of reconciliation ecology, a branch of conservation biology seeking to preserve biodiversity in the midst of human development. Stemming from an urgent, personal imperative to recognize each individual species in her immediate environment, Beavers' drawings, prints, collages, and installations draw attention to the myriad forms of life on the edges of our backyards, fields, and roadsides. In her statement, she notes: "We are but one of 8.7 million species sharing this planet. As many conservationists have pointed out, no one will work to save what doesn't have a name, what they don't know exists." Leigh Ann Beavers teaches Drawing and Printmaking at W&L. She holds her MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madision. She spent portions of the last eight summers in residence on Aughnish Island in Ireland working on this project which has been exhibited at Courthouse Gallery (Kinvara, Ireland); Roanoke College (Salem, VA); and Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC).