The Blue Jackal Under the Tree will feature a series of photographs derived from research Linda Adele Goodine completed in India, where she worked on location in and around the confluences of India’s Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers, both tributaries of the Ganges. Through photographs, video, and sound, the artist recorded the transition from the dry season to the monsoon season. The Blue Jackal series will serve as not only a timely record of place, but as a vehicle for the exploration of rich conceptual themes connected to India’s diverse peoples and ancient traditions, especially in relation to the land, the water, and the body. Here, land use and water scarcity intersect with labor, gender, and environmental issues.
This exhibition provides a powerful opportunity to promote diversity and understanding in the lives of everyday people. The artist’s exploration of compelling conceptual themes connected to diverse peoples and traditions sends a message that urges viewers to think globally and act locally.