Join Inhabitat for the opening reception October 15th in New York City!
There is no denying the sheer ecological destruction the the BP Oil Spill has inflicted on the Gulf waters and its coastline, since the wellhead first exploded in April. For five months and running, the media inundated us with images of the effects of catastrophe ranging from once blue waters cast murky, to lifeless animals whose remains have been left to rot covered in oil. As telling as these images are, what we’ve heard much less of is how this man-made disaster has destroyed livelihoods on the thousands of individuals living along the Gulf coast states. On October 15th Inhabitat with 99% Gallery will present ‘Mired in the Bayou’ a mixed-medium exhibit. Mired in the Bayou reveals how the BP Spill has impacted and continues to impact the community of Bayou La Batre, Alabama’s once lucrative seafood capital. This arresting exhibit not only reveals the current situation of this small town of 2,500, but the history and dynamics of a community now in despair. If you’re in New York City, please come and join us October 15th, from 7-10pm at 99% Gallery for drinks, food, discussion, and of course, what’s sure to be a thought-provoking exhibition. Jump ahead for a sneak peek!