Genesis Chapman: Fire On the Mountain

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Mar 10 2018 - Aug 12 2018

Fire on the Mountain is a new exhibition by our first juried triennial winner, Genesis Chapman. In the resulting solo exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art, Chapman’s new artworks document the environmental impact of oil and gas pipelines across the United States. Beginning in 2015, Chapman has documented cases of pipeline explosions linked to companies including Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Williams, and the Colonial Pipeline Company, stating in 2017 “…there have been so many happening just this year I have found it hard to keep up.” The series circulates around his personal struggle with the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which will cross Chapman’s homeland in several places. “My art aims to examine and investigate Bent Mountain, Virginia, which is the place I grew up, and a place I deeply love.”

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Genesis Chapman

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