I am very honored to have had an piece of mine selected by juror Marshall Price for this wonderful show at the VAE in Raleigh. SCOPE features variations on the southern landscape; looking at the region through the eyes of its artists. Works feature visual interpretations of metropolitan, coastal and rural areas of the southern states.
from the interview with the juror, Ph.D Marshal Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art:
Q What is your broadest definition of landscape work?
A The idea of the land, or landscape, is one that transcends mere representation in art or literature and is an inherent part of the American consciousness. Since the years of the early Republic, the land has played a tremendous role in providing artistic inspiration, shaping governmental legislation, causing violent disputes between factions, furnishing economic opportunities, presenting a perceived resource to be consumed, and even serving as a spiritual metaphor. My early graduate education was focused on artists of the Hudson River School and I’m interested in the changing strategies and approaches to the land by artists since that time.