Opening Reception for New Earthworks

Join us at the ASU Art Museum, Friday, April 8 from 6–8 p.m.

This event last occurred April 8, 2022

In celebration of the opening of “New Earthworks,” you are cordially invited to a reception with co-curators artist Mark Dion and ASU Art Museum Curator Emeritus Heather Sealy Lineberry. Artists in attendance include David Brooks, desert ArtLAB (April Bojorquez and Matt Garcia), Sam Van Aken and Steven Yazzie.

About the exhibition:
“New Earthworks” presents work by eight contemporary artists who explore our interconnectedness with the earth. Artists David Brooks, Carolina Caycedo, Desert Artlab (April Bojorquez and Matt Garcia), Hope Ginsburg, Scott Hocking, Mary Mattingly, Sam Van Aken and Steven Yazzie take on issues of biodiversity and environmental equity, reassert indigenous knowledge and envision new systems to address climate change. Similar to earthwork artists of the 1960s and 70s, they utilize site and non-site systems of experiential installations or events in the landscape with sculpture, photographs, films, drawings, texts and objects created in the studio. The dialectic of site-specific and gallery locations, inclusive experience and discrete objects, provides an array of chances to rethink our understanding of the earth and propose new modalities at a time when it has never been more pressing to do so.

The exhibition is co-curated by artist Mark Dion and ASU Art Museum Curator Emeritus Heather Sealy Lineberry. "New Earthworks" is supported by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation and is sponsored by the Patti Parsons Foundation, Helme Prinzen Endowment and Joan D. Cremin. Additional support for artist installations provided by Lettuce Grow, an initiative of The Farm Project and the UrbanFarm Fruit Tree Program.

Image credit: DesertArtLAB, Mobile ECO-STUDIO. Image courtesy of the artists.

Image credit: DesertArtLAB, Mobile ECO-STUDIO. Image courtesy of the artists.

For more information contact:

ASU Art Museum
480-965-2787 http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu