Title: Wanna be my survival buddy?


Artist: Warren Quigley   Exhibition year: 2012

By creating a text-based work, and mounting small laser etched panels on dead trees, I will treat the Tree Museum as an "open book". Content for this "book" will be sourced from collected quotes, remembered conversations, and journal notes. Humans have only roamed the planet for one hundred thousand years, and given our perceived precarious existence presently, and the knowledge that ninety percent of all life forms that have inhabited the earth are currently extinct, it would seem ill conceived that we are immune from this fate. I present musings, and fact-based thoughts on strategies to best contemplate my fear of the future.

Warren Quigley has exhibited across Canada, the U.S., China, and in France, Brazil, and Japan. His current project Survival Guide & Kit has recently been produced for exhibitions at Wharf, Centre d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France, Western New York Book Arts Collective and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Bookstore, Buffalo, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, and Convenience Gallery, Toronto. He is being commissioned to produce new works for upcoming exhibitions at Artfarms in Buffalo and Toronto Nuit Blanche. Quigley has produced a number of permanent public art commissions, and his work is in private and public collections in Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe. He has taught at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China, and is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.