Harwood Art Center presented outdoor works by various artists
on the Center’s grounds beginning in the spring 2009.
All works were on display 24 hours a day during their specific on-site
Carden by Nan Erickson
for one growing season
sketch for Carden, Nan Erickson
Eventually, cars will no longer be the main mode of transportation.
Cars can be reused as gardens for growing food. "Cardens"
are portable vegetable gardens that serve as ambassadors of food security
and raise awareness of the misuse of land for development.
of a Millet Seed by Lu Sage
15 – November 30, 2009
installation sketch, Lu Sage
We are the stewards of the earth. We can nurture and feed the
earth or we can destroy it. Even with global warming, the poisoning
of air, earth, water and with species going extinct we can still choose
to become a part of the healing of our planet. With loss of habitat,
animals will have fewer opportunities to feed themselves. Lu Sage
feeds the birds by using approximately 26 blocks to construct a life
size human form composed of milo, white proso millet and sunflower seeds.
Once the birds begin to feed upon the seed-human the cyclical process
of regeneration will begin. This installation was on display until fully consumed by
Assembly by Jason Pressgrove and Rebekah
26 – November 22, 2009
Tumbleweed Assembly (detail),
Jason Pressgrove & Rebekah Lynn Potter
What can be made of its hook and hold, its lightness, and
its transparency? How does it stack? How does it take to being, at
least relatively, contrained and coupled? Will it work well with others?
Will it participate? Through stacking, threading, and if necessary,
tying, pinching, and binding, Jason Pressgrove and Rebekah Lynn Potter
seek to materialize space and form with a most delicate, natural material.
One that can be inhabited, one that can be empathized with, formalized,
and experienced through gestalt. What are the architectural possibilities
of the tumbleweed?
Funding for this project has been made possible by the Puffin
Irland: Atlas Scroll Series
2 – 28, 2009
Gallery. Reception Friday, October 2, 6-8pm
This ongoing global series presented by Basia
Irland explores waterborne diseases whose transmission occurs when
people drink contaminated water, or submerge themselves in water for
bathing, swimming, ceremonial or religious purposes. This series of
scrolls depicted various pathogens that kill a child every eight seconds
somewhere in the world after they are exposed to infected waters.
Images from Bodyland II by Emma Lee Young
2 – 28, 2009
Front Gallery. Reception Friday, October 2, 6-8pm
Emma Lee Young presented work based on her understanding and the visual
representation of the connection between women's bodies and the land
as sight and battle ground in the struggle to navigate the consequences
of patriarchy. The directness of image and body is an attempt to eliminate
metaphor and communicate immediacy of connection.
by Christopher Robbins & John Baca
9 – 16, 2009
Christopher Robbins, left: concept sketch
for Pause, 2008, digital image; right: If Man is Natural,
Then So is Everything Else, Man, 2007, installation
On the grounds of the Harwood Art Center, Christopher Robbins
and John Baca attempted to prevent a tree from losing its leaves this autumn.