Saturday, November 14, 5:00 pm
Bijou Metro Theater, 43 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR
This film features the historic & iconic symbol of the logging industry, the wigwam burner; Provincetown, MA, artist Jay Critchley, a former Oregon VISTA Volunteer from the 1970s, returns to direct this surprising documentary.
Reception Nov 10, 12:30-2:30pm This project tackles climate change from the perspective of the petroleum and fossil fuel industry and their undermining of climate science and the human causes of global warming. Based on the logo, Mobil Warming – Go with the Flow, students researched the promotional materials and funding mechanism of corporations, businesses, organizations and individuals that deny that human activity is the primary threat to the planet’s sustainability.
This project accompanies a survey of the artist’s work, particularly projects, actions and performances related to the environment and energy consumption.
Images from consumer culture, corporate and political advertising, and TV and video promotions are appropriated and re-imagined, creating posters, online and social media campaigns and informational and graphic media. Student work is exhibited in the Higgins Art Gallery and throughout the college.
Listen my children and you shall hear,
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
With a world-class city without no jive,
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous betrayal and fear.
He said to his friend, “If the CEOs march
By land or sea with their 2.0 tonight,
Hang a torch aloft in the belfry arch
Of the Widett tower as a signal light-
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the transparent shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
The Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM) will present Jay Critchley, Incorporated: the first-ever museum survey of Provincetown artist Jay Critchley’s work, spanning more than 30 years. We hope you’ll join us for a free reception celebrating the opening of this exhibition and the Members’ 12×12 Exhibition and Silent Auction on Friday, May 8 at 7pm. #CritchleyInc
Critchley’s notoriety is fueled internationally by the alternative and mainstream media with one compelling, visionary proposal and idea after another, relentlessly tackling the big issues of our time, always with a baffling sense of humor, seriousness and timing: from global pathogens to plastics and the car culture, from climate change to corporate domination. What is the American Dream? He asks.
Since his election in 2011, Governor Scott has ordered the Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, to refrain from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” He says he’s not convinced humans cause climate change. Artist Jay Critchley would like to help the governor out by proposing he use the term, “Mobil Warming.”
“I can appreciate his position but it leaves the public confused. ‘Mobil Warming’ will allow Governor Scott to boldly state his policy towards ExxonMobile, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and other multi-nationals so cozy with the Republican Party,” states the Provincetown, Massachusetts-based artist. The federal government has proposed opening up the south Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling. Continue reading →