A Closer Look at Infinite Balance: Artists and the Environment

This week, MOPA opened, Infinite Balance: Artists and the Environment, a compelling look at images dealing directly with our impact and on the environment and sustainability. The images were handpicked by MOPA from three different exhibitions organized by the Prix Pictet, Water, Earth, and Growth. From the time we began planning this exhibition, it’s been an incredible experience to organize such a large-scale show, with work arriving from three different continents. I was excited to see the images in person and know more about some of the photographers whose names I was hearing for the first time. One such photographer is Chris Jordan. We’ve included six of the images from his Midway: Message from the Gyre series. This ongoing project of Jordan’s closely investigates the reality of where some of the trash floating on the surface of the ocean goes. Another incredible aspect to the show is use of scale by many of the photographers. With a number of the images being 48 x 48 inches or larger they really the viewer into the images in a thought provoking way.

This exhibition has also allowed us to educate our visitors on resources in our own local community that address the same issues of sustainability seen and the ways in which we can help preserve our natural resources, animals and plant life in our local environment. Infinite Balance is just another way the MOPA has continued to bring cutting edge, educational and thought provoking photography to the art community in San Diego.