November 25, 2014

2014 Land Arts of the American West Exhibition


DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 12, 2014

John Sommers Gallery
Room 202 2nd Floor, Art Building
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am – 4:45pm

OPENING RECEPTION: DECEMBER 5 from 6 - 8pm

Artists:
Geneva Boliek-Poling
Kylie Heikkila
Tara Marshall-Tierney
Noel Mollinedo
Wayne Nez-Gaussoin
Staci Page
Cristine Posner
Randal Romwalter

John Sommers Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new works resulting from the 2014 Land Arts of the American West program.
 
The projects presented in this exhibition were produced by individuals who came together as wandering artists looking for meaning in unfamiliar spaces. While they traced the Rio Grande Watershed from the headwaters to the US/Mexico Border, their investigations and works became sensorial expressions of place of the American Southwest. Individual encounters became ideas expressed through performance, drawing, installation and more. This showcase of artists demonstrates how field investigations and studio art production intersect to develop rigorous creative practices and provocative works of art.

2014 LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST FIELD SITES:

COLORADO
Rio Grande Headwaters

TEXAS
El Paso
Big Bend State Park
Dixon Water Foundation, Marfa

NEW MEXICO
Valle De Oro NWF, Albuquerque
Chaco Canyon NP
El Vado Dam/Lake
Gila Wilderness
Elephant Butte

Land Arts of the American West, at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment and interdisciplinary model for creative and critical arts pedagogy based in place. During the program, students travel extensively throughout the Southwest for up to 50 days, while camping and investigating environmental sites, human habitation systems, and questions facing the region.

For more information about the program visit: http://landarts.unm.edu/
 
Applications for 2015 program are currently being accepted. Details for applying can be found here: http://landarts.unm.edu/application.html

Contact:
Jeanette Hart-Mann, Research Assistant Professor: hartmann@unm.edu

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