“Higher Ground” is an exhibition presented by the Welch Galleries and the Center for Innovation in the Arts (CENCIA) featuring drawings, paintings and stop-motion installations by Josh Dorman, curated by printmaking faculty member Stephanie Kolpy.
Josh Dorman uses historical signifiers to make visible the timeline of human progress while speaking to the dire implications of our technological achievements and so-called dominion over the natural world. Dorman’s current work continues to suggest a prophetic narrative playing out on a metaphorical stage, revealing the tension between evolutionary timelines, both human and ecological. He references the alteration of the natural world and pointing to the devastating result of climate change and the disappearance of species but through a veil of otherwise innocuous if not highly celebrated expressions of human ingenuity.
A collaborative musical performance with the School of Music showcased Dorman’s stop-motion animation videos set to a score by alumnus Chris Case and performed by guest musicians.
January 13- March1, 2020