Weather is an expression of the true force of nature. Despite advances in technology, wind and rain delays our flights, snow closes our institutions, and overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays damages our DNA. Weather events change the face of our planet; the last ice age covered our northern hemisphere, volcanic eruptions can lead to ash clouds which remain in our stratosphere for years, and hurricanes alter the shape of our coastlines. A major challenge in conceptualizing our future on other planets is the challenge of weather; in environments like Mars without rain, massive dust storms envelope the whole planet for weeks.
Despite the problems that it may cause us, weather is often a joy of life. It’s our favorite excuse to take the afternoon off, and provides some of Earth’s most breathtaking moments.
The weather is ever-present, often dramatic, and always uncontrollable. SciArt welcomed submissions surrounding the topics of studying, understanding, and experiencing the weather.
- Marnie Benney, Exhibition Curator
"Weather the Weather" includes work by Angela Gilmour, Anthony Horth, Brenda Perry Herrera, Cat Gwynn, Christopher Hanusa, Dana Montlack, Diane Burko & Anna Tass, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Graciela Cassel, Grant Johnson, Janine Randerson, Isabel Beavers, Kenneth Millington, Krista Steinke, Melissa Fleming, Michael Flomen, Nancy Von Wagoner, Pamela Bain & James Josephides, Richelle Gribble, Tsung Lin Hsieh, Uli Ap, and Weili Shi.