WHO TO MEET & WHERE TO GO:

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Hop from LaCa Pro­jects to Elder Gallery of Con­tem­po­rary Art on Fri­day, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. to see two ex­hi­bi­tions, both con­sid­er­ing the land­scape. At LaCa, you will find a solo ex­hi­bi­tion by in­ter­na­tion­ally-ac­claimed Ar­gen­tinian artist Jose Luis Lan­det, The Man­i­fested Land­scape | A Mes­sage of Un­cer­tainty. Lan­det mines archival ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing pho­to­graphs, slides, draw­ings, let­ters and land­scape oil paint­ings by am­a­teur artists be­tween 1940-1970, to re­con­struct new land­scapes.

At Elder Gallery for Con­tem­po­rary Art, you will find a two-per­son, multi-me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion, Be­yond the Moun­tain, fea­tur­ing works by Martha Arm­strong and Jes­sica Singer­man.

Both artists present paint­ings ex­plor­ing the power of na­ture. How­ever, Singer­man has ex­per­i­mented with video pro­jec­tions to cre­ate The Sky Project an im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tions for her Pa­per Moun­tain piece. That’s an in­stal­la­tion of over 1,000 hand-folded pa­per cranes sus­pended from the ceil­ing form­ing a 30-foot-long by 10- foot-wide moun­tain with a 13-foot-high peak.

Both in­stal­la­tions are an at­tempt to in­spire won­der within the gallery walls akin to what one might ex­pe­ri­ence in na­ture.

Be­yond the ex­hi­bi­tion open­ings, meet Singer­man and Arm­strong at an artist talk with cof­fee and pa­per­fold­ing on Sat­ur­day, March 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Each week, Grace Cote and Lia New­man of­fer Ob­server read­ers a to-do list on im­mers­ing your­self in vis­ual arts around town. New­man is di­rec­tor/cu­ra­tor of the Van Ev­ery/Smith Gal­leries at David­son Col- lege; Cote is se­nior co­or­di­na­tor at Jer­ald Mel­berg Gallery.

For a sea­son-long vis­ual

Cour­tesy: Martha Arm­strong, Elder Gallery of Con­tem­po­rary Art

Martha Arm­strong, New Prov­i­dence Farm II, Oil on can­vas, 55” x 65”

Cour­tesy: Jes­sica Singer­man and Elder Gallery of Con­tem­po­rary Art

Jes­sica Singer­man, Liv­ing in the Sky, Acrylic and oil on can­vas, 40” x 40”

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