Landscape in an Eroded Field Carol Barsha, Heather Theresa Clark, Artemis Herber
Curated by Laura Roulet
January 25-March 15, 2020
Artemis Herber, Melancholia, 2019. Acrylic and mixed media on cardboard, 90 x 100 x 10 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Thomas Petzwinkler.
Heather Theresa Clark, Maintenance, 2017. Site-specific, mixed-media installation at Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
Carol Barsha, Barrow (For HB), 2019. Mixed media on paper, 52 x 38 in. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Neptune & Brown. Photo: Miguel Tejblum.
Landscape in an Eroded Field brings together three women artists whose work reflects the evolution of the pictorial landscape tradition in the Anthropocene era. Carol Barsha’s closely-observed nature studies and flowery landscapes are paired with Artemis Herber’s mythically-themed, architectonic reliefs. These immersive paintings surround a site-specific installation and soundscape designed by Heather Theresa Clark, utilizing her environmental planning background.
Depicting nature and the environment is one of the most ancient and elemental expressions of art. From cave painting to Dutch still lifes to social practice incorporating life forms, artists have always been attentive and responsive to the world around them. This exhibition spans landscape painting that takes no social or political stance to multi-media painting and sculpture that puts climate change at the center of its meaning.
A catalog with essay by curator Laura Roulet will be published in conjunction with this exhibition.