“Fractured Aviary” is a team exhibition presented by Antler Gallery & Talon Gallery, co-curated with Bayla Arietta and in collaboration with Yale College opening on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
For the past year and a half, curator and artist Bayla Arietta has been working on an ongoing analysis undertaking accumulating data on chicken window-strike casualties in the metropolis of New Haven, Connecticut.
Operating with other collaborators, which include ecologist Dr. Andis Arietta, and the Government Director of the Regulation, Ethics & Animals Software at Yale Law College, Viveca Morris, the undertaking has unearthed the heart-breaking story highlighting the effects our crafted buildings have on fowl populations. It is estimated that around one billion birds die just about every 12 months in the U.S. from window strikes. The group has resolved to use the facts they collected to strain metropolitan areas into re-analyzing their constructing ordinances and think about hen welcoming models.
One particular crucial component in the system of translating information from scientific details into something persons can hook up with and act on is the skill to tell a persuasive tale. With this exhibition we hope to enable construct this narrative by showcasing will work that concentrate on the elegance and fragility of chicken species although also reckoning with the adverse contribution of our own created natural environment, and the selections we make in developing it, on them.
Bayla used for and received a Legislation, Ethics, & Animals Method (LEAP) Grant that is in area to advance understanding of, and attract awareness to the urgent threats going through non-human animals. As a venue that continuously showcases mother nature dependent art, we’re so energized to embark on this co-curated exhibition. Alongside one another we have assembled a roster of over 60 recognized artists and asked them to produce work which furthers the result in of increasing consciousness about this issue.