curated by Stefan Hagen at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts

March 30th – May 7th 2023 opening reception March 30th at 5.30 pm

PLATE 41 |  Swiss Alps, April 2016 from the series and book “Mountain Interval”
archival pigment print (framed size 62×91 inches)

“Mountain Interval” is a research on stillness and transition. The interval, the space in between, is about the moments during which apparently nothing happens, but without which no change could happen. This project describes this state of stillness and transition.

“The Space between Memory and Expectation” is another way to convey this transitional yet static state.

Concord Art is pleased to announce, THIS EARTH, curated by Stefan Hagen. Hagen is the founder of the Montello FoundationArtist Residency in Nevada. This is a solitary residency in the Nevada Desert for artists who foster our understanding of the fragility of nature and the need to protect it.

Their works examines themes like human impact and the fragility of nature, the mediums in the show include photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, video, puppetry, music and fragrance.

The guiding principals of this exhibition are based on the 32 artists’ various approaches and personal relationships to nature. Some artists work in the great tradition of observing nature as listeners and note-takers, others work with natural elements and materials, transforming them with their practice. Another group focuses on the impact humans have on the natural world in well meaning and devastating ways.

Henry David Thoreau’s response to his environment at Walden Pond in Concord has often been likened to an artist retreat or residency. Like Thoreau, these Montello artists key to understanding their subject matter is through uninterrupted observation and assimilation of experience, thus the importance of being submersed in a solo retreat.

Exhibiting Artists:

Renate Aller Lee Arnold bug carlson Margaret Cogswell Concrete Temple Theatre Elisabeth Condon Blane De St. Croix Ash Ferlito Markus Guschelbauer Matthew Hamon Rachel Harkai Nicole Jean Hill Michael Dax Iacovone James Kao Laurie Lambrecht Jeff Leake SaraNoa Mark Summer McCorkle Evie McKenna Sara Morawetz Mia Mulvey Brie Ruais Victoria Sambunaris Jill Sebastian Diana Shpungin Miho Suzuki John Thayer Lea Thomas Lea Titz Patricia Watwood Audra Wolowiec

Location: 37 Lexington Road – Concord, MA 01742

Tues – Sat 10am – 4:30pm Sun 12pm – 4pm

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