Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to announce Journey Forth: contemporary landscape between technology and tradition, the first thematic group show at the gallery in several years. Artists in Journey Forth include Brice Bischoff, Val Britton, Castaneda/Reiman, Kevin Cooley, Gregory Euclide, Patrick Jacobs, Tania Kitchell, Mary Anne Kluth, Matthew Moore, and Clement Valla.
Landscape pictures have served as representations and metaphors for generations. Through these images, people have envisioned idealized situations, imaginary alternative worlds, and metaphysical possibilities, throughout art history. As technology continues to develop, people have unprecedented access to a flood of images from remote corners of our planet. Contemporary artists working within the landscape genre may live in the era of Google Earth, but nevertheless build on centuries of tradition.
In paintings, sculptures, digital images, and videos, these artists construct a new vision of the world we inhabit, deconstructing traditional concepts of the sublime, and what it means to bring the outdoors inside. As the broader culture continues to evaluate humanity’s role in our natural environment, the works in this exhibition demonstrate echoes of the Romantic desire to connect to the world we live in.
The exhibition will then travel to the Museum of Art and History (MAH) in Santa Cruz, CA.