Kenyon College

Planetary Respirations: Atmospheric Aesthetics in John Gerrard’s “Burning Oil Fields”

April 6, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Planetary Respirations explores breath, the nonhuman, and the aesthetics of planetary atmosphere in an effort to understand the question: ‘Who can breathe easily in the Anthropocene?’ using the work of artist John Gerrard currently on view in The Art of Trees.

This virtual gallery talk will be held on Zoom and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 6, 12:00–1:00 PM EST

Zoom Link: 

Passcode: factalk

A color photograph of Orchid Tierney.

Orchid Tierney is Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. Her research focuses on the Anthropocene, waste, and waste management in contemporary experimental poetry. She is the author of a year of misreading (Operating System, 2019), ocean plastic (BlazeVOX, 2019), blue doors (belladonna*, 2018), and her scholarship, reviews, and poetry have appeared in Jacket2Fractured Ecologies, and elsewhere.  

The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


Image: Installation view of The Art of Trees at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, January 22–April 11, 2021. Courtesy of the Gund Gallery.