Wilderness Mind: Activating Wonder
May 2 – May 17, 2015
Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery
7578 Foothill Blvd.
Tujunga, CA 91042
Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art
SandraMueller@charter.net / 310 459‐1948
Artist Danielle Eubank “The Brooklyn Bridge 3”
Women Artists Launch Wilderness Conversation
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 18, 2015). The Eco Art Collective of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA) presents Wilderness Mind: Activating Wonder, a provocative multi‐generational exhibition that will open at Modest Fly Studio Art Gallery on May 2, 2015. Works by the sixteen participating artists assert that an open state of mind or what is often called “wonder” can be experienced in both traditional wilderness areas and in dense urban habitats. Some artwork celebrate the existing beauty and diversity of the planet while others acknowledge how human activity changes and often negatively impacts the environment. The diverse works range from assemblage, photography, hand-made books and paintings as well as a collaborative “Drought” installation by 12 artists that was recently featured at the Balance UnBalance International Conference at Arizona State University. Writings and resources that present the multiple concerns of the participating artists are also offered. Curator Marie Cenkner shared that the exhibition is part of an ongoing “Wilderness Mind” initiative by the collective that includes exhibitions, programs and public conversations to foster sustainable stewardship. A community conversation moderated by artist Suvan Geer with area activists will accompany the exhibition.
Participating artists: Carolyn Applegate, Amy Bauer, J. Cheryl Bookout, Marie Cenkner, Danielle Eubank, Ann Isolde,
Katherine Kean, J.J. L’Heureux, Nancy Lissaman, Meg Madison, Marion Melchiorre, Sandra Mueller, Annemarie Rawlinson,
Seda Saar, Louise Wannier, France White.
MARIE CENKNER is a curator, photographer and animator with an MFA from the University of Illinois, Campaign.
Opening & Curator’s Talk
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 5-7 pm
Community Conversation & Closing
Sunday, May 17, 2‐4 pm
Moderator Suvan Geer with Joe Barrett and Dean Wallraff
ABOUT THE ECOART COLLECTIVE
The Eco-art Collective is an activist group of environmental artists, curators and writers that explores the many connections between creative and environmental practices through exhibitions, educational programs, writings and public actions. Visit wildernessmind.org
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR ART (SCWCA)
Women’s Caucus for Art is the leading national organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1976, the Southern California chapter provides programs, workshops, exhibitions and recognition opportunities. Visit scwca.org.
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