THIS EARTH Curated by Stefan Hagen
Concord Art is pleased to announce, THIS EARTH, curated by Stefan Hagen. Hagen is the founder of the Montello Foundation Artist Residency in Nevada. This is a solitary residency in the Nevada Desert for artists who foster our understanding of the fragility of nature and the need to protect it.
Their works examines themes like human impact and the fragility of nature, the mediums in the show include photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, video, puppetry, music and fragrance.
The guiding principals of this exhibition are based on the 32 artists’ various approaches and personal relationships to nature. Some artists work in the great tradition of observing nature as listeners and note-takers, others work with natural elements and materials, transforming them with their practice. Another group focuses on the impact humans have on the natural world in well meaning and devastating ways.
Henry David Thoreau’s response to his environment at Walden Pond in Concord has often been likened to an artist retreat or residency. Like Thoreau, these Montello artists key to understanding their subject matter is through uninterrupted observation and assimilation of experience, thus the importance of being submersed in a solo retreat.
Exhibition Opening: March 30, 2023
Exhibition End Date: May 7