April 19, 2014

Watershed Bounding

Invasive, Cedra Wood. 2011
Watershed Bounding is a collection of work from the practice of field–based artists who locate their creative process and critical inquiry in the ecologic conditions of “Place”. Showcased in this exhibition are works from Land Arts of the American West alumni, faculty, and visiting artists curated around the theme of Watershed. Alongside this is the international traveling exhibition, “Boundless Horizons,” which samples work from partnering field-based art studio programs like Australian National University, Field Studies and Mira Costa College, Landmarks of Art, from San Diego.

Participating artists include: Amanda Stuart, Amelia Zaraftis, Bill Gilbert, Heike Qualitz, John Reid, Marzena Wasikowska, Yoshi Hayashi, Cedra Wood, Chitra Sangtani, Chrissie Orr, Erika Osborne, Geordie Shepherd, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Lauren Greenwald, Lea Andresson, Randal Romwalter, Ryan Henel, Eric Cook

Land Arts of the American West (http://landarts.unm.edu/) at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment and interdisciplinary model for creative and critical arts pedagogy based in place. This program puts students in direct contact with “place” of the American Southwest through Field Investigations, Research, Creative Production, and Public Presentation/Dissemination of projects. During the program, students travel extensively throughout the Southwest for over 60 days, while camping and investigating environmental sites, human habitation systems, and questions facing the region. Methodologies include the melding of direct experience, critical research, creative inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and artistic production. Recent topics of investigations have focused on issues of the Rio Grande Watershed, US/Mexico Border, Foodshed, Utopian Architecture, and Eminent Domain.

Opening Reception
May 3, 2014 
3 pm - 5pm

May 3 - June 29, 2014
Open Space Visitors Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday through Sunday, 9am - 5pm

For more information contact
Josh Willis

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