Saturday, February 27, 2010

MoCC - New Exhibition - David Shaner

NEW EXHIBITION - Land Art: David Shaner

March 10 - August 7

Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 NW Davis St.

Free for Museum members; $3 general public

What is the relationship between craft and the Land Art Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s? While Robert Smithson's monumental Spiral Jetty (1970) is an example of a heroic and gestural conceptual work in a remote location, David Shaner's work from the early 1960s through the 1990s reveals a concurrent, domestically scaled yet quietly sensual relationship between art and the landscape of the American West.

Through works drawn from the artist's estate and the Museum's collection, along with photographs and personal notes taken by the artist, the exhibition reveals how broader cultural interests in conceptual art and the land, ecology and materiality are explored through an artist known as a "potter's potter."

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