Specific Environments: The Landscape as Metaphor

Specific Environments: The Landscape as Metaphor was conceived as the dynamism of visual forces, unearthing art that is actionable, and objects that ask the viewer to step away from the obvious and move toward the enigmatic, yet not arcane. The goal was to bring together artists whose works are not merely handmade copies of nature, but who use landscape, nature, and the land to enter into a discourse of contemporary issues of our time: environmental degradation, consumption, myth, memory, and perception, and the intersection of technology and terrain, both internal and external.

Libby Lumpkin Picks Urbane and Quirky Art for New Mexorado from adobeairstream.com

This kind of juried exhibition provides the opportunity to better know some of your scattered neighbors—to learn more about all those loners, hippies, socialites, cowpokes, scientists, and retired generals living at the end of some dirt road, some of whom are developing as artists, and a couple of whom might actually be waiting for that space ship, Lumpkin said.

Gallery loses home, flaunted dystopias and a virtual exhibition

Pagosa seeks new home for arts council was published December 11, 2009 in the Durango Herald. The Pagosa Springs Town Council  voted unanimously Nov. 3 to demolish this log cabin that was home to the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, leaving the organization without a home. New video and drawings flaunt dystopias from adobeairstream February 13,…