Image: Land Arts camp at Cabinetlandia, east of Deming, New Mexico, 14 October 2009.
There is no "I" in Land Arts. Thriving in the desert requires community.
LAND ARTS 2009 EXHIBITION
Texas Tech University College of Architecture and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) announce Land Arts 2009 Exhibition. An opening reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. February 12 at the new LHUCA Warehouses at 1001 Mac Davis Lane in Lubbock, Texas.
The exhibition culminates Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech, a semester-long interdisciplinary field program in the College of Architecture that expands the definition of land art through direct experience of the complex social and ecological processes that shape contemporary landscapes. These forces include everything from geomorphology to human construction, and cigarette butts to hydroelectric dams.
The Land Arts 2009 Exhibition will continue through March 7 and features the work of Adrianna Alter, Sean Cox, Jason Fancher, Meredith James, Adrian Larriva, Kyle Robertson, Jose Villanueva, and Stephen Wollkind. Work was made while camping in the landscape of the American West for 56 nights traveling 7,000 miles during the fall of 2009 with Chris Taylor and Brice Harris. The itinerary included: White Sands, Chaco Canyon, north rim of the Grand Canyon, Goshute Canyon, Double Negative, Sun Tunnels, Spiral Jetty, Center for Land Use Interpretation Wendover, Muley Point, Plains of San Agustin, The Lightning Field, Very Large Array, Gila Wilderness, Chiricahua Mountains, Cabinetlandia, Marfa, Presidio, and concluded with a symposium at the Land Heritage Institute in San Antonio.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: please call Chris Taylor, Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech at 806-392-6147
EXHIBITION DATES: 12 February - 7 March 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, 12 February 2010, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, 5 March 2010, 6:00 - 9:00 pm