(Found oak burl painstakingly covered with individual strokes of a soft graphite pencil by Chris Sicat)
EcoArchive: Meditations on Time and Nature is a group exhibition including artworks that articulate contemplative environmental perspectives and time-based narratives in photography, sculpture, and video. In our rapidly advancing world of technology where perception of time and space is distorted by the immediacy of text messaging and instant streaming of content on the internet, these artists respond to the use and consumption of natural resources by "naming the parts" in ways that slow us down. Their work challenges us to step outside of our daily experience, to consider on a deeper level the range of human activities that shape the natural world, and how time collapses as we move into the future. Some of the art works are intentional archives documenting the environment and landscape; other art works are poetic or aesthetic manifestations of nature, providing another lens with which to view our role in helping to maintain nature’s balance in this new century.
Co-curated with Patricia Watts, founder and West Coast Curator of ecoartspace
At Intersection 5M at 5th and Mission in San Francisco, California November 3, 2010 - January 22, 2011.
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