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Stephanie Kellett & Robert E Livingood
March 6 – April 18
After Eden conjures spirits from a once whole and vital landscape, to remind us of what is leaving and what is left. Beautiful painted images of ghostly and silhouetted animals wander barren, burnt, and dripping landscapes. Spirit creatures move silently and purposefully towards us. Their acknowledgement of us helps us feel the potential of them disappearing entirely from the landscape.
Initiated from an idea of creating offerings for threatened places, this multimedia exhibit seeks to acknowledge the passing of wild landscapes. Video clips depict a figure veiled in black moving over expanses of tundra and sand dunes. She is all that is left in the barren lands. The accompanying soundscape plays throughout the gallery space, and acts as an under layer to the visuals of the exhibit. It was created directly on site, in nature, with analog synthesizers, and serves as both dialog and offering to place. After Eden uses beauty to afford viewers a space where they can feel, acknowledge, and mourn the massive ecological changes we are all experiencing on some level right now.
March 6 – April 18
In order to impel change, it is important to stay connected
to our individual selves, to the environment that allows us to live, and to
those who support us through our true vocations. My autonomy has been given
existence through weaving: a process that functions as a metaphor for life and
its survival. This series of sculpture acts as a transcript.
In ‘Anima’, relationships are woven between the Ocean and the Mountains. Life is reflected through the remains of the animals and plants who once contributed to their environment. Every facet of our Earth has a soul, countless years of energy, which has amalgamated into physical beings.
Now the Earth is suffering because of a desire to
accumulate, to feed an ego, to serve a culture that is all consuming with no
return. Even after death, humans feel the need to take up space for fear of
This god complex has fractured the connection between the natural world and our place in it. The infectious and fictional ideas that we are greater than the stars we come from and the soil we will inevitably lie beneath, presume our ‘intelligence’ surpasses the worth of any other form of life on this shared planet.
The cycle of life is inescapable, once each organism has served and fulfilled its space on Earth, it must return to the dirt to make room for new blooms. May ‘Anima’ help to ignite the importance of our cohesive ecosystems and remind us that there are superlative forces to us, forces we must once again respect if we so choose to survive.