OSPREY, FL (February 21, 2018) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast hosts internationally acclaimed environmental artist Suzanne C. Nagy and the premiere of her exhibit, BREEZE: Sustainable Nature Solutions V. Nagy explores the unique potential of land conservation to safeguard water and landscape from the impact humans have on the environment.
This is Nagy’s fifth in a series of site and location-specific exhibits that invite the viewer to explore man’s damaged relationship with the natural world. Nagy’s art mixes traditional approaches with technology, incorporating painting, photography, light boxes, epoxy, metal, and sculpture. She has created other location-specific exhibits as a part of the Sustainable Nature Solutions Series in Budapest, Switzerland, and New York.
Born and educated in Hungary, Nagy grew up under a Communist regime. She began training as an economist and shifted gears, ultimately graduating with a degree in film. She moved to New York in 1978 and became a film producer in Hungary, representing the Hungarian film industry in the United States. Nagy began her artistic exploration of man’s relationship and broken connection to the natural environment in 1978, and it continues to play out in her artwork. Learn more at www.suzannecnagy.com.
The exhibit opens Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 pm with a reception at Conservation Foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP to (941) 918-2100 or www.conservationfoundation.com/nagy. The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm through May. Other viewing times are by appointment only. The artwork is available for purchase.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.