University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

January 29, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

Now on exhibit at the Biddeford Campus Art Gallery, Persephone in the Late Anthropocene is a response by three visual artists to a poetry volume of the same name by Megan Grumbling, which presents a sequel to the Persephone myth and sets it in the age of climate crisis. Poet and artists reflect on the imagery and experience of climate crisis, and explore how as a community we might understand our roles in this era through a diversity of modes – through art, poetics, performance, narrative, the sciences – the better to meet its challenges together.

Featuring work by Patrick Corrigan, Megan Grumbling, Denis Nye, and Hannah Secord Wade. Co-curated by Megan Grumbling and Jenna Crowder.