Monday, January 27, 2014

Lay of the Land

Left to Right: Matthew Albanese, Giovanna Cecchetti, Wes Sherman

Lay of the Land
January 10 - February 20, 2014

Join us in the Mikhail Zakin Gallery for an exhibition of contemporary landscapes. Exhibitions in our gallery are designed to make contemporary art an accessible part of the cultural landscape. Lay of the Land begins with a traditional concept and pushes the boundaries of the tradition for a group exhibition of distinctly contemporary work. It is our hope that students and visitors will come away with an expanded definition of landscape and to be inspired to push the limits of their own work.

Left to Right: Gina Occhiogrosso, Wes Sherman, Matthew Albanese

Works in Lay of the Land expound upon the human experience of landscape. A variety of mediums are presented in expression of the unique vantage points of the artists involved.  Some works have a direct relationship to observed landscapes, with deviations of varying magnitude based in personal expression. Other representations have passed through the prism of the artists’ experience, resulting in landscapes, impressed or fragmented by perception, and compiled for viewing.  Seen together, the works are a celebration of the multitude of ways to faithfully represent the lay of the land.