“Fractured Aviary”: An Exhibition Highlighting Bird Window Strike Fatalities
June 30 - July 24
An exhibition titled “Fractured Aviary,” curated by Susannah Kelly and Neil Perry of Antler Gallery, along with artist Bayla Arietta, is scheduled to take place from June 30, 2022 to July 24 2022. The opening reception of the exhibition is scheduled for Thursday, June,30, 2022, from 5pm to 8pm.
In this exhibit, artists grapple with the relationship between birds, the built environment, and our collective responsibility. Nationally recognized artists, sculptors, and ethical taxidermists (working with birds that died from window-strikes or other natural causes) come together in shared concern about the impacts of urban infrastructure. Window strike fatalities are completely preventable through the implementation of effective and affordable solutions. This show will bring attention and awareness to the problem, and the changes that must be made to protect bird species. The show is born from an ongoing research project collecting data on bird window-strike casualties, a collaborative project between artist Bayla Arietta, ecologist Dr. Andis Arietta, and the Yale Peabody Museum. This project is also supported by the Law, Ethics & Animals Grant Program at the Yale Law School.