Printmaker Dale Klein's work sensitively responds to Western New York's industrial decline as a microcosm of wider phenomena happening with our planet. Provided info states that she sees entropy as inevitable — as we carry out our destruction, "the planet will carry on, just possibly without the human race." Klein's aquatint and etchings form realistic portraits of steel wreckage from the demolition of Kodak buildings and industrial scrap piles in expanses of rural environments, each wasteland being reclaimed by the inevitable new growth of resilient flora.
"Pull Through" continues through March 28 at Geisel Gallery (second floor mezzanine of Legacy Tower, 1 Bausch & Lomb Place). A reception will be held on Friday, March 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. thegeiselgallery.com; dalekleinart.com.