Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York, by Alberto Rey

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February 29, 2024
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Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York by Alberto Rey explores the complexities of the Niagara River’s past and present. Using lushly illustrated narratives, Rey capitalizes on his distinctive visual language to speak to the importance of the Niagara in American popular culture and how that has changed over time. These large-scale paintings reflect on the river’s historical significance to the Underground Railroad and to Native American culture, along with the pollution of the river and the communities along its banks.