For Immediate Release Contact: Diane Maxwell,November 7, 2011 email@example.com
New exhibition at Project Space Gallery:
Soil to Site
On view through January 15, 2012
, featuring works by Mari Andrews, Sean McFarland,and Richard T. Walker is currently on view in Montalvo Arts Center’s Project SpaceGallery. Curated by Kelly Sicat, Director of the Lucas Artists Residency Program, theexhibition in the final component of Montalvo’s multidisciplinary thematic program
Natural and Creative Capital
. The compelling exhibition provides a contemplativelook at the relationship between culture and nature. Throughout history, artists havechosen natural spaces as their subject matter and now more than ever it seems theserelationships are complicated with concerns for the sustainability of place, thepermanence of humanity, and our own interconnection to the vast world. It is throughthe reflections of video artist Richard T. Walker, photographer Sean McFarland, andsculpture/installation artist Mari Andrews that the viewer will be provoked toexamine their own relationship to the world around them, and to what they hold dearand what they chose to disregard.
, a Bay Area artist, has collected soil samples from around the world forher new piece,
(2011). Comprised of triangular wall pocketsmade of lead, each pocket contains a soil sample that Andrews has collected from allof over the world. The color and texture of each type of soil, held in a lethal metal,refer to the relationship we have with the earth and our environment.