Review: Artists sound the environmental alarm in “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean,” at …

 John Dahlsen: Thongs, digital print on canvas.  Courtesy of the artist and the Anchorage Museum)

John Dahlsen: Thongs, digital print on canvas. (Courtesy the artist and the Anchorage Museum)

A gyre is a swirling, circular movement commonly associated with the surface area of ocean currents. In recent years, the word has taken on a more urgent and foreboding implication because these vortexes are collecting and distributing man-made garbage across the seas.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, considered one of the largest gyres in the North Pacific, is twice the size of Texas and carries more than 3 million tons of plastic litter. Many others are growing in other parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, now at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum through June 19, takes a provocative approach to this ecological

Article source: http://www.artsatl.com/2015/02/review-gyre-plastic-ocean/

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