Aaron Li-Hill Envisions "Perils of a New World" @ The Hall in Brooklyn
From the atmosphere, oceans and richly diverse jungles, all the way to the depths of the arctic, the human footprint reaches gargantuan proportions. And for the first time in history, humans have altered the natural systems of the planet. Now, scientists are labeling this new geological era the Anthropocene. As global climate change affects more and more people each day, it begs the question; how does one grapple with such overwhelming and intense subject matter, which affects the survival of life on this planet?
With one foot in the fine art world and another in the street art world, Canadian artist Aaron Li-Hill attempts to tackle this crisis using a variety of mediums, from photography to sculpture and paint. Check out a short video on the artist's journey through the process of creating Perils of a New World, now on view at The Hall in Brooklyn.
Using the human, or animal, figure to express existing dynamics has been a tool used to disentangle complex issues throughout history. Here, Li-Hill continues the tradition through motion and process. With only reclaimed materials used as a backdrop in building the work, Li-Hill threads a connected approach to systems at play within our society: we attempt to minimize impacts while speaking about issues so dire for our survival.
The New World is our history and our future, one that holds so much potential and peril.
Aaron Li-Hill's Perils of a New World is curated by Anne-Laure Lamaitre, and is on view at The Hall (9 Hall Street, Brooklyn, NY), between 12 and 6 pm, on select days. November 9th through 17th (Thursday to Sunday), and November 19th through 21st (Tuesday to Thursday).