July 6, 2011
A recent piece, 2AM, has gone to the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center to be included in The Back Country. 2AM has been shown in Seattle, but this will be its first Olympic Peninsula outing. About the show, from PAFAC:
Along with 2009’s Envision Cascadia and last year’s Safe Harbor, The Back Country will complete a trilogy of exhibitions intent on searching for a contemporary identity for this corner of Paradise. Inspired by the 1971 book of the same title by the seminal Cascadian poet Gary Snyder, The Back Country sets out to explore the hinterlands both of the earth and of the mind.
The impending removal of the Elwha River dams brings to the foreground a renewed awareness of the Olympic back country that will again be open to returning salmon runs. Trees, peaks and fast water will certainly play a major role in the art that finds its way into the show.
But what of other back countries? Where are the wild lands of the psyche and the intellect? What untamed corners might be turned up in the political landscape? Are there remote island refuges in the turbulent economic seas?
The Back Country
July 10 – October 9
Opening Reception July 10 from 2pm to 4pm
at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Mitchell Albala, David Berger, Michael Berman, Jean-Marie Clarke, David Eisenhour, Karen Hackenberg, Newell Hunter, Bob Kaune, Suzanne Lamon, Alan Lande, Counsel Langley, Peter Malarky, Jeremy Mangan, Holly Martz, Pablo McLoud, Michael Paul Miller, Randall Page, Polly Purvis, Erik Sandgren, Tom Schworer, Ken Smith, Jeffree Stewart, Sharon Strauss, Christian Swenson, Harry von Stark, Charlotte Watts, Eva Skold Westerlind, Anna Wiancko-Chasman, Steve Wilson, Helga Winter, Dave Woodcock, Suze Woolf