The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will kick off a month-long display of works by Lloyd Lindley II — entitled “The World After Us in 5 Suites” – with an artist’s reception on Friday, July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.
“This exhibition of paintings and drawings is an exploration into an unknown future, an envisioned place where evolution progresses without the influence of humans,” said Lindley, a retired architect and lifelong painter who recently moved to the area full-time.
“Author Alan Weisman explored the sudden absence of humanity in his book ‘The World Without Us’ where inexplicably all people simultaneously disappeared,” continued Lindley. “What if one day people suddenly disappeared without a trace, leaving behind all of the inventions and technologies that made living easy, extended life and enabled humanity to thrive?”
Lindley calls his show “a visual sequel to Weisman’s prognostications.” He divided the series of paintings within five suites: The Biological Time Clock, Essence of Life, Husks of Humanity, Remnants of Industry, and Equilibrium. “Each series within each suite portrays an imagined evolutionary state, a virtual crystal ball view of the future of our tiny planet after us,” he added.
Lindley’s works can be viewed throughout July during Open Gallery hours every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., plus during all other Center events.