Selection Reminder: Black Sea (Mare Nero) opens at Gallery at Avalon Island!




Through Feb. 10Black Sea (Mare Nero)

The unstoppable leak of “bubblin’ crude” that bathed the Gulf of Mexico in poisonous black tar after 2010’s Deepwater Horizon spill is the point of outrage around which a group of Italian artists calling themselves Le Meduse (the jellyfish) coalesced. Black Sea sounds an existential howl in response. This show records the jellyfish’s reaction to the despoliation of its environment: the catastrophic destruction, the loss of human and animal life, and the “spiritual pollution” that allowed the damage to happen. Local artist Robin Van Arsdol, a regular at the Gallery at Avalon Island, is a guest medusa in this show. – Jessica Bryce Young