Florida State University’s Phyllis Straus Gallery is proud to present its first in a series of international exhibits, “Ecosystem in imbalance-Ecosistema en disequilibrio” by the artist and Professor Ana Tomás. This solo exhibit has traveled to the US from Spain where the artist is a Professor of Printmaking at Polytechnic University of Valencia. This exhibit addresses environmental issues which the artist has been very committed throughout her career; the exhibits main purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Revolving around the poetics of nature, these collagraphs explore narrative elements evocative of environmental responsibility. With this project, Tomás proposes a common action plan in favor of people, the planet and prosperity, as it addresses issues related to the environment, biodiversity and sustainability in their most global expression. Tomás proposes to place creativity as a resource at the service of the community and with the capacity to provide visibility to different vectors of cultural transformation in favor of more sustainable models of society, helping to foster empathy with the environment. The exhibition has been curated by Paula Santiago, current director of the Art and Environment Research Center (CIAE) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. This exhibition will run at the Phyllis Straus Gallery from September 3-10 and is part of an exchange with Florida State University Professor Carrie Ann Baade in collaboration with artist Melissa González.
Ana is a wonderful advocate an artist who cares deeply about the environment. It is a pleasure to have this cultural exchange between Florida State University and the renown art institute of Spain, Valencia Polytechnic University