UCROSS: A Portrait in Place

22 October – 11 December 2016

erika -osborne Split Estates oil- on linen
Image: Erika Osborne, Split Estates, 2016, oil on linen, 32 x 48 inches. Collection of the artist.


UCROSS: A Portrait in Place
22 October – 11 December 2016

CHARLIE BETTIGOLE
CYNTHIA BRINICH-LANGLOIS
BILL GILBERT
JEANETTE HART-MANN
YOSHIMI HAYASHI
JOSEPH MOUGEL
ERIKA OSBORNE
CEDRA WOOD

UCROSS: A Portrait in Place
In the summer of 2013, a group of ecologists from the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and artists associated with Land Arts of the American West at the University of New Mexico met at the Ucross Foundation, a 20,000-acre working cattle and sheep ranch on the high plains of northeastern Wyoming. The encounter resulted in interdisciplinary collaborations that explore the environmental and social landscape of Ucross Ranch, and the art that makes up this special exhibition.

Lannan Foundation Announces a Public Exhibition

Contact: Christie Davis
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Artist reception Saturday 22 October from 5 to 7pm

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5pm or by appointment

Lannan Foundation Gallery
309 Read Street, Santa Fe, NM
Tel. 505.954.5149

About the Exhibition:

UCROSS: A Portrait in Place is the result of a collaboration between a group of ecologists from the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and artists associated with Land Arts of the American West at the University of New Mexico. In the summers of 2013 and 2014, the group convened at Ucross, a foundation and residency program situated on a 20,000-acre working ranch in Wyoming, to create works on-site.

Lannan has been a lead funder of UNM’s Land Arts of the American West program since its inception in 2000. Under the program’s founder, Bill Gilbert, distinguished professor emeritus of art and ecology, LAAW has flourished as an interdisciplinary model for an arts pedagogy based in place. Conceived as a mobile arts studio, the program immerses students in the landscape of the Southwest, challenging them to make new work in situ that is responsive to both aesthetic and environmental cues.

Lannan’s presentation of UCROSS: A Portrait in Place is in part a celebration of this long-standing partnership and in part recognition of Professor Gilbert’s contributions as he retires from his post, passing the reins to Subhankar Banerjee, another outstanding leader in the field of art and ecology with whom Lannan has a long history.

A color catalog with artists’ statements and biographies, published by the Ucross Foundation, may be viewed at the Ucross Foundation website.


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(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty

(Infra) Structure: Selections from the Lannan Collection
Image: Lannan Foundation Installation View. Photo: Addison Doty