Opening reception Oct. 7, 6-9pm
COOP presents “Everybody Screen Grabbed My Extinction” a collection of works by Elisabeth Pellathy. In 2015, Elisabeth traveled to Cornell University to work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Macaulay Library. While there she photographed extinct birds from the Vertebra and Invertebrate Collections. For her exhibition at COOP, Pellathy used these scans as a backdrop for digital prints manipulated through a series of screen captures. This series is a part of a larger print-based body of work dealing with digital screen culture. It explores the casual nature of browser-based imagery juxtaposed with the permanence of extinction.
More about the Artist
Elisabeth Pellathy is a multi-disciplinary artist, utilizing drawing, printmaking, electronic media, and digital fabrication in her work. Born in 1982 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to parents of Hungarian descent she is keenly aware of the effort to preserve the disappearing, and the poetic slippage that often results. Issues raised by the disappearance of species, language, culture, and information are the catalyst for her visual explorations.