A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico



left, CCA in the Field, Nevada City (detail), 2008; right, CCA in the Field, Nevada City, 2008, photos courtesy of Nathan Lynch

  [AC]2 Gallery

June 27 – July 31, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, June 27, 6-9pm

ABOUT PLACE: Site-Based Projects by California College of the Arts Graduate Students

[AC]2 Gallery in collaboration with the FOR-SITE Foundation presented a gallery exhibition about a series of site-based projects by graduate students from California College of the Arts (CCA). With an experimental approach to site-specific work, eight San Francisco Bay Area artists responded to the specific qualities of the Sierra Nevada foothills with fresh eyes. The projects were conceived and created on 49 acres outside of Nevada City, California. Works addressed the layered histories of the land from pre-mining practices through contemporary, urban ecology. Investigations were led by visiting artists Vaughn Bell, Susanne Cockrell, Richard Walker and archeologist and historian Hank Meals in negotiating individual art practice with the circumstances of time and place. Artists included Llewelynn Fletcher, Kelly Lynn Jones, Cameron Kelly, Dorathy Lye, Brad Menninga, Rebecca Najdowski, Tiger Brooke and Jana Willinger.

September 12 – October 11, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, September 12, 6-9pm

In Collaboration
Jonathan Hawes / Emma Lee Young

Jonathan Hawes/Emma Lee Young, Body Land Series #A3, digital photograph projected on the body

In Collaboration paired Land Arts of the American West program veterans Emma Lee Young and Jonathan Hawes in a multimedia exhibition of digital photographs, sculpture and installation two years in the making. They presented an intense dialogue between two artists working collaboratively to address the relationships between humans and nature, both the sublime, and the destructive.

For more information about [AC]2 Gallery visit www.ac2gallery.org

[AC]2 Gallery
301 Mountain Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
t. 505-842-8016


LAND/ART concluded November 2009. This site is in the process of being archived.
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