A group exhibition of contemporary urban and rural landscapes intrinsically demonstrating temporality. The relationship between time and place has been a lengthy discussion throughout the history of art and the works included in this exhibition continue this discussion with a look at how time affects our sense of place.
a group exhibition
Haines Gallery is pleased to announce temporalscape, a group exhibition of contemporary urban and rural landscapes intrinsically demonstrating temporality. The relationship between time and place has been a lengthy discussion throughout the history of art and the works included in this exhibition continue this discussion with a look at how time affects our sense of place. As the artist Andy Goldsworthy stated in the introduction of his book Time: "The more I worked, the more aware I became of the powerful sense of time embedded in a place. The moment of my working a material and of my being there was bound up with what had gone before."
Ranging from a painterly seascape by April Gornik to Dennis Oppenheim's seminal land art documentation, Timeline, this exhibition presents a diverse range of significant contemporary work by established and emerging American and European artists, in a variety of media.
Specific works in the exhibition include Kota Ezawa's short animated video, Home, which shows the faÃ§ade of a quintessential suburban dwelling through a twenty-four hour period sped up into 3 minutes. No people are present throughout the video - merely the rising and setting sun, moon and stars. The viewer must consume an entire day's narrative, analogous to one's own, at a super-condensed rate. Like Oppenheim's Timeline this work also addresses issues of land use but more specific to contemporary issues like suburban sprawl.
Joel Sternfeld's unsettling photographs from the On This Site series relate feelings of the human mark on the land associated with a very specific moment in time that forever changes our perspective of that place. He states, "It occurred to me that I held something within: a list of places that I cannot forget because of the tragedies that identify them, and I began to wonder if each of us has such a list."
Susan Silton's Twister series, being shown for the first time in the Bay Area, utilizes found footage from storm chasers, which are digitally manipulated, to create disturbing but intimate portraits of one of the most destructive forces in nature. The series of five photographs is not a progression but individual portraits that confine their subjects' natural tendency with their stillness.
A complete list of artists included in the exhibition follows: Linda Connor, John Divola, Kota Ezawa, Andy Goldsworthy, April Gornik, David Klamen, David Nash, Dennis Oppenheim, Tokihiro Sato, Susan Silton, Joel Sternfeld and Jim Toia.
June 10 - July 24, 2004
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Image: Tokihiro Sato, "Nikko 1," 2001 Black and white transparency over light panel, 44.5 x 53.25 x 6.5 inches, HG7611
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