“Water is a common source of inspiration in the histories of art and music. In compiling this group of recordings, I was faced with an immensely engaging, but daunting body of work. My selections are by no means authoritative. I have not attempted to summarize the myriad approaches to this ubiquitous topic. I will instead highlight the sound of water as it has been evoked, isolated and imitated in a few specific artistic and musical projects. I focus on ways in which people have let the sounds of water infuse, compel, and perhaps even dominate their work.” -Fritz Horstman
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Renee van der Stelt’s “Neck of the Woods: Marrow” is now on view at Gallery 406, Arts West at Elon University through March 9, 2018. The gallery is located at 806 W. Haggard Ave in Elon, North Carolina.
Graphite drawings and objects approach the often hidden pith of rural landscapes in the United States. The exhibition presents a portrait of the subtle ways in which territories are protected and perpetuate tight borders of control through culturally inherited forms of shame and fear. Van der Stelt’s drawings and objects reveal a complex relationship to the rural landscape as it relates to legal control, trust, and deeds. The artist uses images of her body to explore a direct relationship to the land, and looks for new ways to engage with openness and flexibility. Politics of space and an interest in maps informs the art works in this exhibition.
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Annie Waldrop’s “The Gestation Series” is on view at Alexander/Heath Contemporary through February 24, 2018.
Waldrop’s paintings and mixed media works focus on the idea that we are “all seeds of potential”.
Alexander/Heath Contemporary is located at 425 Campbell Avenue SW in Roanoke, Virginia.
Now through March 10, 2018 King Street Gallery at Montgomery College will host “Perennials”, a group exhibition curated by Suzy Kopf. Kopf will be giving a talk on February 8 at 5pm in the auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
In her curatorial statement Kopf writes, “A perennial is broadly defined as a plant that lives for more than two years, but many perennials live much longer than that. They are the survivors of the plant world, spreading out and taking hold wherever they can. Perennials fight to survive, season after season, year after year in a world that might not want them. What can we learn from them?”
Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is located at 7600 Takoma Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland.
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