Lordy Rodriguez, 2006

Here & There: Seeing New Ground

June 2 - July 11, 2009


516 ARTS announces Here & There: Seeing New Ground, the first exhibition for LAND/ART, is a large-scale collaboration organized by 516 ARTS, exploring land-based and environmental art, involving over 25 organizations during 6 months in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Mountainair. Here & There: Seeing New Ground features contemporary artists examining the landscape from perspectives that are both visual and cultural, including explorations of Native American film, as well as Native and non-Native artists who subvert landscape perspective to examine issues of the environment and human beings’ relationship with nature. Through photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, print, film and installation, these artists offer interpretations of the land and landscape both within and without human interaction. The exhibition is curated by 516 ARTS with experimental film artist Marcella Ernest and Nancy Marie Mithlo, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The exhibition catalog features an essay by Nancy Marie Mithlo inspired by the film Intrepid Shadows by Alfred Clah (1966), on view throughout the exhibition.