strange landscapes

on view Jun 25 – Oct 2, 2016

Opening Reception | Saturday, Jun 25, 6 - 9 pm

Interactive performance | July 22, 1 - 7 PM
James Leonard: The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies

sponsored in part by Arlington Public Art, through Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development

Strange Landscapes: Meet the Artists
Sept 10, 1 - 4 PM


image: Ryan Hoover, Aborescent Algorithm Series: Seed 500 8 RF

Download the Strange Landscapes Catalog

Strange Landscapes approaches landscape as a topic, a historical legacy, a lens for exploring our relationship with nature, and a foundation for imagining alternative ways of being. Featuring painting,drawing, installation, video, sculpture, and performance, the exhibition highlights artists whose work both draws on and challenges traditional artistic approaches to the natural and built environments. The exhibition will include artist talks, interactive community workshops, and a catalog, along with curriculum for both students and adults.

Artists: Matthew Colaizzo | Edgar Endress | Ryan Hoover | Ariel Jackson | Katarina Jerinic | Matthew Mann | Jaimes Mayhew | Alejandro Pintado | Jacob Rivkin | Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta | Kate Stewart

Strange Landscapes is co-curated by Blair Murphy and Karyn Miller

Friday, July 22, 1 – 7 pm: New York artist James Leonard will present his project The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies. Part children’s blanket fort, part post-apocalyptic wigwam, this raw canvas structure becomes a shrine acknowledging the emerging cost of climate change. The interior explodes in quilted color, creating a magical setting for Leonard’s unique blend of Tarot and environmental storytelling. This project is supported in part by Arlington Cultural Affairs and Arlington Public Art.

Strange Landscapes is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit