Linda MacDonald touches on a romantic intersection between the ringed lines in the trunks of trees—specifically the iconic California redwoods—and age. MacDonald delves deeper by examining the idea of time measured by the trees themselves; the events and occurrences that would correlate with their rings as explained in her painting’s title, “Life of a Redwood.”
Bay Area photographer, Robert Dawson, brings us a visual explanation of the labored efforts taken on by environmental activists. In 1999, Dawson published the book “Farewell, Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream”—which included images of activists captured in portraits as well as their natural environment. 16 years later, Dawson returned to these activists to photograph their current efforts specifically for this exhibition.
To see the aforementioned artists, as well as the works of 10 other highly regarded California artists, make your way to the Museum of History and Art, Ontario. The museum is free and open to the public. For visiting hours and location information see, http://www.ci.ontario.ca.us/index.aspx?page=444