EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, AT 5:30 P.M.
ARTIST TALKS: SATURDAY MARCH 3RD AT 2:00 P.M.
EXHIBITION RUN: MARCH 2ND – APRIL 20TH, 2018
“What are the common threads within each human, including consciousness, which extend outward beyond ourselves? How do we humans fit into the natural world, the complex, ecosystem of which we are a part?” These are the questions Ceci Cole-McIntruff and Suzanne DeSaix contemplate in their site specific installation at Riverviews Artspace. The artwork created by both artists use an abundance of natural material, from horse hair and various animal skins to sand, wood, and vines, along with handmade paper. By using these materials, the artists hope viewers will reevaluate their awareness and connection to the environment and natural world.
Alongside this exhibition, both artists have arranged films to be shown that relate to their exhibition and continue the conversation their work hopes to start with the viewers. Below is the schedule of events:
March 3rd, 2:00pm: Artist Talk & Discussion in main gallery, followed by Planetary (2015) in Rosel E. Schewel Theater.
Directed by Guy Reid and screenplay by Steve Watts Kennedy. “We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.” from www.weareplanetary.com
March 17th, 2:00pm: Artist Talk & Discussion in main gallery, followed by Of Ants and Men (2015) in Rosel E. Schewel Theater.
PBS Documentary by E.O. Wilson. “Wilson’s groundbreaking work on ant communication also led him to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior throughout the animal world. In 1975 he synthesized these studies in a revolutionary book called “Sociobiology.” He included humans in it, along with all the other advanced social species, which led to one of the great scientific controversies of our time.” from www.pbs.org/program/eo-wilson
April 7th, 2:00pm: Artist Talk & Discussion in main gallery, followed by Love Thy Nature (2015) in Rosel E. Schewel Theater.
Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that a renewed connection with nature is key both to our health and the health of our planet.” from www.lovethynature.com