Richard Misrach at the David Brower Center

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Richard Misrach’s current exhibition at the David Brower Center, “Petrochemical America,” draws attention to the environmental destruction cased by industrial landscapes. His photographs capture the pollution the petrochemical industry has caused, in an area known as the Chemical Corridor.

I would have expected that environmental regulations or even broader environmental awareness over the decade would have had some impact on the region, but that has not been the case…In recent years, there have been numerous accidents, toxic releases and poor practices, not to mention the devastating Deep Horizon oil spill which occurred just as I was revisiting the area in 2010. –Richard Misrach

From Berkleyside online posting by Tracey Taylor on 19 November 2013.
To learn more about Misrach’s work, please visit his artist page.