Here & There: Seeing New Ground

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Tree, 2006 Video Still © artist
Medusa Transparent Rubber © artist
Collosus, 2009 © artist
Here & There: Seeing New Ground

516 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
June 2nd, 2009 - July 11th, 2009
Opening: June 5th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

12:00 - 5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
mixed-media, photography, digital, installation, video-art, pop, landscape, figurative, sculpture
Free unless otherwise noted

Here & There: Seeing New Ground
June 2 – July 11, 2009

An exhibition for LAND/ART featuring contemporary artists examining the landscape from perspectives that are both visual and cultural, including explorations of Native American film, as well as Native and non-Native artists who subvert landscape perspective to examine issues of the environment and human beings' relationship with nature. Through photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, print, film and installation, these artists offer interpretations of the land and landscape both within and without human interaction.


Karl Hofmann: COLOSSUS
June 2 July 11

Reception/Open House: Friday, June 5, 5-8pm
Location: Gold Street Lofts, 104 Gold Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque, open weekends, 12-4pm (closed July 4-5)

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Here & There: Seeing New Ground, 516 ARTS presents COLOSSUS, a collaborative, site-specific art installation in the Gold Street Lofts in Downtown Albuquerque, with guest artist Karl Hofmann and the students of Bret Aaker at Amy Biehl High School. The group is producing a large-scale interpretation of the mountain Grosser Mythen in the Swiss Alps, a famous subject for Romantic artists and writers for centuries, revisioned out of scrap wood, cardboard and junk mail. The installation uses waste-stream materials to explore contemporary and historical ideas of the Sublime as a source of inspiration. A soundscape by students of Blake Minnerly at the Media Arts Collaborative High School accompanies the piece. This installation is part of an effort exploring the use of empty Downtown commercial real estate for temporary artists’ projects.

Timothy Horn: Medusa
July 10 & 11
Reception Friday, July 10, 6-8pm open Saturday, July 11, 12-5pm
at 1711 Painted Sky Rd., Santa Fe, 87507

Australian artist Timothy Horn’s Medusa is a 9-foot wide chandelier-like structure, made of transparent silicone rubber. Medusa is based on engraved images of jellyfish by 19th-century German zoologist Ernst Haeckel, who created drawings of microscopic lifeforms and marine creatures. Haeckel’s attempts at rendering these ephemeral organisms were flavored by his imagination, at a time when technology didn’t allow for them to be recorded more accurately. Timothy Horn has been intrigued with the invented rules and role of subjectivity in Haeckel’s scientific study of the natural world. Horn’s 800-pound Medusa is temporarily installed in Santa Fe in conjunction with Here & There: Seeing New Ground for LAND/ART. Horn’s work is also included in the exhibition at 516 ARTS.