Thursday, February 21, 2013

Poster of the Week

George Stowe Jr.
Offset, 1970
Los Angeles, CA
Harper’s Bazaar, a haute couture fashion magazine, is spoofed with this faux cover showing anticipated fashions five years into the polluted future.  Unfortunately, the warning wasn’t heeded, and the situation is worse now than ever imagined forty years ago. 
As the polar ice caps melt faster than predicted, storms are more severe, and droughts are breaking records, there is still inaction and even denial about climate change.  In the aftermath of failed climate-change legislation last year, the Keystone XL Pipeline has become a lightning rod for the U.S environmental movement.
Last Sunday, February 17, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Washington D.C.—the  largest climate rally in history—to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Simultaneous rallies were held throughout the country, including in Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle.  President Obama seems to have HEARD the demands not to approve the pipeline, because he has repeatedly postponed his decision to allow or prevent the pipeline.  It remains to be seen, however, if he has LISTENED. 
This poster is part of CSPG’s “Decade of Dissent:  Democracy in Action 1965-1975” at the Santa Monica Art Studios, ARENA 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Opening reception: Saturday, February 23, 6-8pm
Through March 23, 2013

Free admission
For more information: 310-397-7449


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