Public Land one-year anniversary group show "Climate Therapy "

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Public Land is hosting a group exhibition that showcases a diverse collection of artists hailing from New York, Connecticut, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Louis Obispo, Nevada City and Sacramento. Several of these artists have shown in the gallery space over the past year, while many will be exhibiting for the first time in Public Land Gallery, as well as the Sacramento region.  

Public Land Gallery in Sacramento

In keeping with Public Land Gallery’s intention to facilitate a space that celebrates and also encourages positive engagement with the natural world, curators Austin McManus and Mel Eligon have selected a group of artists whose perspectives and works emulate such a connection–reimagining ways in which humanity witnesses, interacts, and experiences our surrounding environment. Using a variety of mediums, this eclectic body of work illuminates many differentiating depictions and renderings of the world we all inhabit. 

Climate Therapy will be on view at Public Land Gallery from June 29th- August 13th. For price and availability inquiries, please email info@publiclandstore.com. An opening reception for Climate Therapy will be held on June 29th, 2019 from 6-9 P.M.

Exhibiting artists: Devin Troy Strother, Lena Gustafson, Maria Schoettler, Mark Mulroney, Martin Machado, Daniel Gibson, Cody Hudson, Charlotte Beavers, Tahiti Pehrson, Joe Meade, Elizabeth Corkery, Maxwell McMaster, Swampy, Stephen Eichhorn, Greg Ito, Nick Wilkinson, Tyler Sharkey, Esther Marie Hall and Grady Gordon.

Grady Gordon's "If It Was A Snake It Would Have Bit You" @ Public Land

Grady Gordon transcends to his native state of New Mexico in order to re-imagine the geography, fauna, flora and iconography of his childhood in a new exhibition entitled, If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You, inside Public Land Gallery. Detouring completely from his usual subject matter, the Oakland-based artist has created an entirely new body of work for this exhibition, employing his skills in both monotype printing and sculpture. “I was channeling a lot from what I saw as a kid exploring the desert, collecting objects and bringing them home to stack or assemble,” Grady explains. Using New Mexico as his muse, Grady sought to re-create snapshots of his memory, while exploring the consistent shapes and textures found in this arresting Southwestern region. When asked about the usage of snakes throughout many of the works, Grady explained, “I have always had a kinship and love towards snakes. The title of the exhibition is a saying I would hear [often] as a child. A saying many people would utter.”

 Born in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Grady Gordon is an artist and teacher who resides in Oakland, CA, and has received a BFA from CCA. His previous showings include Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, Flatcolor Gallery in Portland, Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles and more.

 If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You will be on view at Public Land Gallery from March 30th – April 17th, 2019. There will also be a zine published in conjunction with this exhibition and available for purchase. For price and availability inquiries, please email info@publiclandstore.com

Grady Gordon art show in Public Land Sacramento