Frozen Warnings
Richard Barlow
with Women’s Studio Workshop, Dead Feminists, Extinction Rebellion, Just Seeds/Climate Strike

Feb 1–May 3, 2020 [extended due to pandemic closure]
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 1, 5:30–7:30 pm

Image: Richard Barlow, “Harbinger”

Beginning on February 1 and continuing through May 3 [extended due to pandemic closure], BUSHEL will be home to Frozen Warnings, an evolving, unsettled environment and slate of programming about the escalating climate crisis, its local and global effects, current climate-justice movements, and both traditional / historical and emerging understandings of our condition. Anchored by an immersive wall drawing created by Oneonta-based artist Richard Barlow, the interactive exhibition will also include rotating selections of artist books and broadsides; a living library of related books and publications that visitors can read on-site; educational talks; workshops; discussion groups; screenings; and more, providing an informal space for critical, creative, and collaborative community engagement.

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We welcome proposals from the Bushel community for related events and interventions: please submit your ideas for talks, screenings, workshops, rituals, etc., here. 

Richard Barlow is a visual artist and musician. He holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is exhibited nationally. In 2016 he was an artist-in-residence at The Arctic Circle, an origin for the large-scale chalk drawings of the ice pack edge that he will create on Bushel’s two main walls for Frozen Warnings. He has taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Cloud State University, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Barlow is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Hartwick College in Oneonta. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.