Continuing Lux’s recent work on de-extinction (bringing extinct animals back from the dead), Waiting for the Flood asks how alternative stories, emotions like humor and weirdness, and irreverent approaches to mainstream environmentalism can help us cope with, and perhaps reimagine, what appears to be inevitable. This is Lux’s second solo show at Carnation.
Maria Lux (b. 1984) is a research-driven artist who makes installation-based works centering on the way animals are used to generate human knowledge and understanding. Originally from the Midwest, she earned her BFA from Iowa State University and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lux is an assistant professor of art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.