With more than twenty new paintings and works on paper, El Paso-born artist Sam Reveles uses densely layered strips of color and delicately networked lines to explore human perception—and profound melancholy—about the natural world and its changing conditions.
“Solastalgia,” a term coined by environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht, is an “earth emotion,” a melancholic feeling evoked by changes to the land of one’s home. As climate change continues to intensify extreme events such as drought, rising sea levels, and devastating storms, the landscapes we come from continue to be irrevocably changed, even lost. This feeling of environmental distress and disorientation is a particularly poignant feeling to associate with Reveles’s return to El Paso. Solastalgia is the first solo museum show of Reveles’s work in his hometown since 2002.
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Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
500 W University Ave, El Paso, TX 79902, United States