Print Club Ltd. Group Exhibition
The Mind Is Also A Landscape
Print Club Ltd. curated exhibition: November 16th - January 15th, 2020
The Mind Is Also A Landscape presents the work of nine contemporary artists currently living and working in the United States whose practices encompass painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance and writing. Among the group, several artists produce work that is discernibly influenced by or produced in consort with the natural world, while for others that relationship is less direct. What is shared is the impulse to be drawn out from the familiar interior of the studio into a freer, less personal landscape of the natural world and to be receptive to its surprises and liberations.
From each artists, personal photographs are presented from periods of ‘free time’ spent in the outdoors, not engaged in the act of ‘making’ or ‘doing’ but in receptive exploration. Reproduced in large format as single-color silkscreen prints these images create their own fragmented panorama built of collective creative experiences undertaken outside of their typical, urban environment in disparate natural locations.
This grouping of prints are in many instances, not indicative of the artists’ broader studio production but instead their imagery embodies time spent outside of the studio; time spent hiking, foraging, forest bathing; time spent in the natural realm of the senses and by extension, time spent understanding one’s body in relation to the world.
In her seminal book Wanderlust: A History of Walking, writer Rebecca Solnit proposes that nature can behave as a pace as well as a place. The pace of a person walking allows the natural world to introduce a new time metric, one that is inherently bodily. In many ways The mind is also a landscape offers its own meditation on time; The seasonal and geological time of landscape; The suspension of time within the camera’s frame; The symbiotic relationship of the artists’ time spent inside and outside the space of studio production. To the viewer, the exhibition proposes a consideration of how the natural environment influences artists in immeasurable ways and by extension how it influences all of our lives, our imagination and our wellbeing.
Artists participating in this exhibition: Cody Hoyt, Beverly Acha, Angelina Gualdoni, Alex Lukas, Paul Wackers, Annie May Johnston, JJ Manford, Natani Notah, and Chase Wilson.
*Prints for this exhibition can be purchased in our store.