“Consolidated Landscapes” Features Work by MFAST Alumna Jassie Rios and Faculty Mentor Renee Van der Stelt

MFAST alum Jassie Rios and faculty member Renee Van der Stelt are participating in the group exhibition “Consolidated Landscapes” at Delicious Spectacle in Washington, DC. The show brings together artists all working around ideas of landscape. Throughout art history representations of landscape have always interested the artist, as both a physical and mental space. Today many artists approach this subject, as a way to reflect on our current relationship with the land. “Consolidated Landscapes” displays the work of 6 artists whom speak the language of landscape more than just figuratively. Together we see various approaches of representing our structured living environment, land, space, our mind, future and past. In this way, ideas of landscape transcend the physical and begin to ask questions of the natural verses the artificial, the sublime, our relationship to the earth, as well as our relationship to time, space, and gravity. The works in the exhibition display these ideas through video, installation, sculpture, drawing and sound. Consolidated together in one gallery setting, landscape is pinned down quite literally as well as conceptually. The history of the love affair between the artist and their environment breathes strong and loud.

Delicious Spectacle is a curatorial experiment and project space founded for the growing community of emerging artists and artist run spaces in the District of Columbia.  The opening reception for “Consolidated Landscapes” is on April 12th from 6-10pm.  The exhibition runs from April 12 – May 3, 2013.

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