Pot Hole: Ida Badal
On View: August 5th- Sept 17th, 2017, Bellport Historical Society
Ida Badal’s work builds on her ongoing exploration of shifts in the current environmental landscape. The show is composed of a collection of sculptural artifacts and paintings where she reflects on perceptions of erosion in both the personal and societal realm. A study in actual as well as imagined tectonics brings new perspective to reoccurring natural events and documents a dystopian state of familiar places, with references to landmass, inlets, and shorelines. The series intersects a sense of collective anxiety and meditation on where we are and where we’re headed. In a space whose mission is to preserve, research, and interpret the past, Auto Body finds it fitting and timely to put forth an artist grappling with the passage of time in human and geological terms. The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society is a not-for- profit local organization devoted to the preservation and interpretation of Long Island’s past; in particular it is concerned with the history of the Bellport, Brookhaven, East Patchogue area.