Liquidity Wines presents the National Geographic Photo Ark where a love of art and nature come together in a perfect setting.
The pure white walls, architectural angles and the extensive use of glass that make up the spacious interior of Liquidity Wines makes an excellent backdrop for the Photo Ark exhibit.
Winery president Ian MacDonald brings a love and passion for art and the Photo Ark exhibit is his latest art partnership. This exhibit brings a message and a purpose.
“The goal of the Photo Ark is simple: show what’s at stake, and get people to care – while there is still time,” said Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark.
Liquidity is the first Canadian stop for the National Geographic Photo Art tour and it will also be the first time the images will be displayed outdoors. The backdrop of Liquidity Wines vineyards is a heart-stopping visual that draws the eye of the viewer to the natural beauty of it’s setting. It is in this scope that the images become the focus.
The exhibit brings an urgent and important message through the use of these exceptionally moving images. The images are so intimate and each subject makes you feel they are looking directly at you. Is there an unspoken plea behind the form? The images should be pleasing to our aesthetic senses yet they also ask a moral question. I felt the intent of photographer Joel Sartore was accomplished through the image itself and the status of each of these species was a blunt warning. Carrying a message and a call to action from each one of us.
“The National Geographic Photo Ark has already inspired millions around the world with the message that it is not too late to save some of the world’s most endangered species,” says Kathryn Keane, vice president of Exhibitions, National Geographic Society. “Joel Sartore has demonstrated what one man can do using the power of photography – and now National Geographic wants to inspire people all over the country to contribute to this global challenge.”