Exotic Terrane, 2022, pigment print, 30 x 40 inches ©Dennis DeHart
THE NEW GEOLOGIC EPOCH
online exhibition + printed book
For this exhibition, we will illuminate the transformations that have led us to the current human epoch, now referred to as the Anthropocene.
The New Geologic Epoch will present works relating to or commenting on geological transformations in the land including commentary on previous works by Earth or Land artists. The works reference our evolution leading to the precarious situation we find ourselves in today with massive scarring of the planet's surfaces due to mining and the impacts of the built environment with the development of dams, bridges, roads, and sprawling urban cities. Works include a wide range of media with drawings, watercolors, collage, textile, sculpture, ceramic, painting, photography, sound, video, film, installation, performative, and eco-remediation.
The New Geologic Epoch, juried by Mary Mattingly, presents works that capture the shifting baselines, which over time have become the new normal.
Jurors statement coming soon!
S E L E C T E D A R T I S T S
Lauren Bon + Metabolic Studio
E Tyler Burton
PlantBot Genetics, DesChene+Schmuki
Kim V. Goldsmith
Malin Lobell, (p)Art of Biomass
Susana Soares Pinto
Ashley Diane Saldana
JUROR Mary Mattingly
Mary Mattingly is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who founded Swale, an edible landscape on a public barge in New York City. She has exhibited sculpture and photography at institutions around the world and has received grants and foundations such as the James L. Knight Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, and the Art Matters Foundation. Her work has also been featured in publications like Aperture Magazine, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, Le Monde Magazine, and on PBS's Art21. It has been included in books such as the Whitechapel/MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled “Nature”, and Henry Sayre’s "A World of Art", 8th edition, published by Pearson Education Inc. In 2022, a monograph of Mattingly's work titled "What Happens After" was published by the Anchorage Museum and Hirmer.
Image: Photo by Greg Lindquist included in Curbed interview, October 17, 2022 (click on image)