Viktoria Ciostek , Dalton Highway Construction Pilot Car, 2012; giclee on paper; Courtesy of the Artist
Bridging the Great Divide: Landscape from Tradition to New Media
On View Friday, February 14–Sunday, June 1, 2014
In a landscape the visible horizon divides the sky and all things above the earth’s surface from the terrestrial plain. Many traditional landscape paintings make use of this basic distinction to define their composition. At the dawn of the twentieth century new technologies like still photography and film allowed artists to explore landscapes in new and different ways. Today, New Media artists use these technologies to explore ideas that are beyond the scope of tradition, opening up new areas of inquiry. The exhibition Bridging the Great Divide: Landscape from Tradition to New Media examines works in varied media that tell us about the American landscape and how it defines us.