This two-person show with Ungrid Ludt was loosely based on themes of Nature and the phrase "Extracted from Nature". I wrestled with the meaning of the word itself for the show. Landscape - as imagined by Italian barons and dukes, passed down to English landed gentry, all the way to modern suburban dreams - is a projection of humanity on the world. Perhaps the concept of Nature is as well. And if we examine something closely, doesn't it change its nature in the first place?
I looked into my own collection of photographs from around the country and reinterpreted them for the show in a book and series of paintings, along with new sculptures and wood cuts. The LCD screen plays a loop of the rocks dropping onto the screen, breaking it.
Extracted from Nature
June 20th - July 18th, 2015