Land Arts of the American West 2010 Exhibition


November 19 – December 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 19, 5 – 8 pm.

SCA Contemporary Art
524 Haines NW
Albuquerque, NM

Veronica Geiger, Timothy House, Renee McKitterick, Phillip Longstaff, Nicole Deister, Marta Ferrate Torra, Bethany Delahunt, Alexia Mellor

From late August to mid-October 2010 Land Arts spent 46 days living and working throughout the southwestern US exploring the concepts of Foodshed in central and Northern New Mexico, Land Art & Land Use in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and the Border in Southern New Mexico and El Paso.

This exhibition is a culmination of both collaborative and individual studio works investigating concepts and practices embedded in the experiential complexity of place.

Land Arts of the American West, at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment in an interdisciplinary model for an Arts pedagogy based in place. The land arts program provides students with direct physical engagement within a full range of human interventions in the landscape: from pre-contact native American architecture, rock paintings and petroglyphs to contemporary Earthworks, federal infastructure, constructions of the US Military, and land use systems across the west.

Land Art includes gestures both grand and small, directing our attention from pot shard, cigarette butt, and tracks in the sand to human settlements, monumental artworks and military/industrial projects such as hydro-electric dams, copper mines and air fields.

Land Arts of the American West Program, University of New Mexico website:

Land Arts of the American West student blog:

SCA Contemporary Art is located one block south of I-40 between Fifth & Sixth. The gallery is open from 12-5pm Thursday & Friday and by appointment. For more information call 1-505-228-3749

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