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The Mirror: 21st Century Landscapes by Joel Pieper (July 14 through August 24, 2019). This exhibition of realist landscape paintings by artist Joel Pieper correlates regional winter scenes with pristine renditions of melting icebergs from Antarctica and Greenland. “The Mirror” testifies to Pieper’s soulful witness of a beautiful, interconnected and warming biosphere. Awash with crystalline blue, the exhibition beckons a creative response to climate change—the mirror of human endeavor.
Two Birds (May 4 – June 29, 2019) twenty-three artists respond to the Two Birds Upanishad—"Two birds perch in the selfsame tree. One bird eats the sweet and bitter fruit. The other bird watches”—featuring work by: B.J. Christofferson, Kelly Connole, Jim Denomie, Jan D. Elftmann, Brian Frink, Bill Gorcica, Christie Hawkins, Barbara Kreft, David Lefkowitz, Mary Ludington, Monica Lyon, Lisa Nebenzahl, Celeste Nelms, Stuart Nielsen, Arne Nyen, Judy Onofrio, John Pearson, Cynde Randall, Nancy Randall, Xavier Tavera, Sandra Menefee Taylor, Ann Wood and David Wyrick.
Finding Equilibrium in the Driftless (Sept 30 - Nov 3, 2018) new work by artist David Wyrick illuminates temporary evidence of the human/Earth interface, including faceted granite and basalt sculptures that seem naturally formed; tree and cube constructions that speak to the human colonization and misapprehension of nature; and photo-documentation cataloguing the earthen dams of the Driftless region.
The Uncanny Valley: Dean Lucker’s Log Men (Aug 12 - Sept 15, 2018) this exhibition of carved basswood sculptures by artist Dean Lucker presents a mysterious band of trans-species beings—men made of logs/logs made of men. Manifested from the “uncanny valley” the Log Men emulate tenderness—softening the divide between human and non-human and suggesting that answers reside in the space between.
Photosynthesis in Maiden Rock (June 24 - July 28, 2018) a mixed-media installation and photographic catalogue of flora and fauna by artist Linda Rossi. Photosynthesis in Maiden Rock presents four harvest tables, set with seasonal images and embellished tools to facilitate their examination. Rossi invites the viewer to sit with the images, reflect on 21st century image consumption and partake of nature as sustaining source.
The Reverie of Celeste Nelms (May 5 - June 9, 2018) new work by artist Celeste Nelms, whose theatrical sepia-toned “self-portraits” depict the artistin the natural world engaging with objects, once cherished, but discarded by someone else. Through her beautiful, funny and gently-tragic tableaus Nelms shape-shifts her identity and sparkles-up weighty subjects such as mortality, attachment and the fleeting nature of life.