Image by Colin Matthes in collaboration with Missourian Organizing for Reform and Empowerment.
About the artist: Colin Matthes makes work about engineering the absurd, which allows him to address economic and environmental crisis from a funny, critical, and perversely industrious point of view. His practice includes painting, drawing, installation, zine and graphic production, and public art projects, and he has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Antwerp, Dublin, Houston, Seville, Ljubljana, Melbourne, and Berlin.
About the organization: Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) believes that Missouri is positioned at a unique intersection of social, economic, climate, and environmental injustice. With their Take Back St. Louis campaign, MORE has worked to eliminate financial incentives for fossil fuel extraction companies like Peabody Coal, a major miner and polluter of Navajo and Hopi lands in the Southwest- and to show the damage dirty energy does to public health.