Gallery Talk: Eroded Field
February 29, 4-5:15 p.m.
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.
Contributors to Heather Theresa Clark’s The Erasure of Everyday Time
Contributors (soundscape) – Special thanks to Alberto Gaitán with Nick Beauregard and Tim C. and in-kind donation from Tom Berard
Contributors (record) – Music from Living: Daniel Levin Solo by permission of the artist.
Contributors (video) – Video by Heather Theresa Clark. Elizabeth Rossano, cinematography; Sean Clute, audio recording; Bill Wolter, audio master; Kerry Cullinan, Constance Des Marais, Scott Luscombe, Moira Smiley, singers.