“If we don’t drastically change our thinking and our actions, the only place we will get to see what is in the oceans, will be at the museum. One problem – we won’t be here to enjoy the displays…”

David LaChapelle


On January 19, 2014 Parley hosted a conversation between Captain Paul Watson and american artist David LaChappelle to discuss the growing concerns related to single-use plastic pollution. Hosted in the screening room at Neuehouse, an eclectic group of artists, activists, and members of the creative community attended and discussed the far reaching impacts that plastic pollution is having on the oceans.

LaChapelle gave attendees insight on the inspiration for his new work and exhibition LAND SCAPE,  comprised of two photographic series:  Refineries and Gas Stations. Here he uses these materials to illustrate how repurposing materials from our every day lives can lead to future sustainability of resources. Both Captain Paul Watson and David LaChappelle announced their commitment to Parley.