Second Nature; Landscape Variations
PS Zask Gallery is pleased to present Second Nature: Landscape Variations, a
survey of artists whose works exemplify a trend in contemporary art toward a
reinvestigation of Landscape. The artists shown are Hilary Baker, Steve Comba, Nancy
Curran, Philip Earl, Virginia Katz, Roy Kunisaki, Constance Mallinson, Gil Mares, David McDonald, Jim Murray, Joan Perlman, Pam Posey, Greg Rose, Patricia Smith, Marie Thibeault, Ruth Trotter, and Devon Tsuno.
In contrast to the traditional Landscape genre that retains its origins to
nineteenth century ideas of Nature and the Sublime -- the works shown in Second
Nature refer to Landscape as a point of departure from which to consider other
meanings. Curator Peggy Sivert Zask has brought together accomplished
artists from Los Angeles and New York who frame Landscape within a contemporary
context. The emphasis in these works is on interpretation, as well as substance, as
evidenced by the variety of stylistic and conceptual methods represented.