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GREEN ACRES: ARTISTS FARMING FIELDS, GREENHOUSES, AND ABANDONED LOTS

September 3 to October 20, 2013

 

Crib, Homemeadow

Homemeadow Song Farm
Crib
2012
Livestock fence panel, Oaxacan green corn, Hopi blue corn, copper wire, sewing needles, paper, and ink
Courtesy of Homemeadow Song Farm, Cincinnati, Ohio

Exhibition Overview

The American University Museum brings this major exhibition of contemporary art addressing ecological issues to the Washington region from the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show is in collaboration with the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Va, which is presenting its half of Green Acres June 28 - Oct 13, 2013. Curated by Sue Spaid. Made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award.

 

Events

Gallery Talk with Stephanie Fedor, Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center
September 7 at 5 p.m.

2013 Summer Artists' Reception
September 7 at 6 p.m.

Sustainability Tour
September 19 at 11 a.m.

Gallery Talk: Green Acres with Curator Sue Spaid
October 12 at 12 p.m.

Sustainability Tour
October 17 at 11 a.m.

Fruit, McCracken

J.J. McCracken
Fruit for Geophages
2012
Georgia kaolin (clay), montmorillonite, and berry-picking basket made of repurposed palette wood and a tree branch that came down in a storm
Courtesy of J.J. McCracken, Mt. Rainier, Maryland

Model, Steinman

Susan Leibovitz Steinman
EYE POP-UP DIY Model

2012
Salvaged ladders, saw horses, plastic boxes, buckets, bungee cords, paper, dry grains, spring clamps, SLS shards and rocks
Courtesy of Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Oakland, California

SOS, Tan

Tattfoo Tan
S.O.S. Black Gold

2009
Social Sculpture, glass jar with compost and safe
Courtesy of Tattfoo Tan, Staten Island, NY

Bundle, Homemeadow

Homemeadow Song Farm
A Bundle of Sticks

2012-2013
Chicken coop, biodynamic preparations, kitchen table, pantry shelf, digital images, and farming paraphernalia
Courtesy of Homemeadow Song Farm, Cincinnati, Ohio

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