Art Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery - Benoit Aquin - Chinese Dust Bowl

Exhibition Dates: March 6 - April 10

Opening: Sat, March 6, 2-5pm

Artist Talk: Sat, March 6, 1-2pm, RSVP

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - In "Chinese Dust Bowl", Benoit Aquin documents one of the largest conversions of productive land into sand anywhere in the world. China's situation is quickly becoming the world's most massive and rapid conversion of arable land into barren sand dunes. In an effort to reverse the situation, the Chinese government has initiated the largest environmental restoration initiative the world has ever seen and has begun a mass exodus of "environmental refugees," displaced by the advancing dust.

Aquin's photographs explore the impact of this great environmental disaster on the Chinese people and landscape. Sepia and subdued in colour, the images depict a landscape that is normally vibrant and colourful. He finds beauty in the destruction of the land, while also raising awareness about the environmental state of our world.

SOURCE Stephen Bulger Gallery

For further information: For further information: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada, (416) 504-0575, info@bulgergallery.com, www.bulgergallery.com


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