In the modern world terms such as “environment” and “conservation” have lost their meaning. Despite this, the discussion around these concepts must continue because so many of our social concerns are the direct result of an unhealthy planet.

Neil Ever Osborne

Current Exhibit

Title
HOME: An Elephant’s Tale

Dates
May 4th – May 23rd, 2019 (Extended Dates)

VIP Reception by Invitation
May 2nd at 6:00pm–9:00pm with Artist Remarks at 7:00pm

Opening Reception
May 4th at 2:00pm–9:00pm with Artist Remarks at 2:30pm + 4:30pm + 7:30pm

Q&A with The Weather Network’s Michelle Mackey
May 22nd at 7:00pm–8:00pm

Location
Berenson Fine Art
212 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2J4

Artist Statement

home (noun):

a place where something is typically found or flourishes; a place of origin; a refuge; a haven

Positioned at the convergence of documentary and art, the work of Neil Ever Osborne examines the complex, troubled, yet inextricable link between people and planet with the aim of protecting our only shared home.

For more than fifteen years, the Toronto-based conservation photojournalist and visual artist has been capturing compelling images of the earth’s last wild places—many of which remain fragile and in desperate need of protection—from the mountains of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of Indonesia to the shores of the Falkland Islands.

His on-going art project, HOME:, celebrates wilderness and the underappreciated benefits it provides to all of us. It attempts to demystify the foreignness of such natural worlds, and of nature in general, and replace the very idea of “the environment” with a concept more accessible and relatable to each of us: a healthy home. These images—an elephant’s tail, a mountainous landscape, a venerable grizzly bear in its sanctuary—depict this concept of a shared yet threatened home with honesty and optimism.

Based in his studio in Canada’s largest metropolis, Osborne understands the urgent need to recast the dialogue about the environment in ways that speak also to those who have little firsthand experience of “the wild.” The inherent message is that humanity, so long considered apart from nature, is in fact a part of it.

In the modern world terms such as “environment” and “conservation” have lost their meaning. Despite this, the discussion around these concepts must continue because so many of our social concerns are the direct result of an unhealthy planet. Through a combination of gritty documentary account and aesthetic beauty, Osborne’s work seeks out, locates, and reframes all of this—in a new, nonverbal, yet universal language.

In HOME:, we witness this language at work. Osborne’s images reverberate with echoes from the depths of wilderness—and the encroaching proximity of humanity’s ubiquitous presence—capturing through his unique vision these stories of home.

Gallery Opening

Gallery Representation

Berenson Fine Art
212 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2J4
416.925.3222
info@berensonart.com
www.berensonart.com