EXHIBITION ON VIEW:
April 8 – May 21, 2022
Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm
Free, and open to the public.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
What does it mean to be in the presence of nature, to be present in nature? This exhibition, featuring work by three Oregon-based artists, presents interpretations of nature that arise when wholly immersed in Oregon’s diverse natural environments. As immigrants, Claire Burbridge, Naeemeh Naeemaei, and Olga Volchkova find both familiarity and the unexpected in their explorations of Oregon’s landscapes and find new inspirations and artistic connections in their growing friendship made possible through an active online discourse initiated with the exhibition project. In addition to their discrete installations, aspects of their conversation will punctuate the exhibition, and there is a possibility of a new collaborative work that will extend and transform their own practices. Organized by Jill Hartz, an independent curator and former executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, The Presence of Nature is being planned in conjunction with AIFF’s April 2022 festival, which will take “nature” as one of its themes. In addition to the work of the three artists noted above, AIFF artistic director Richard Herskowitz will curate a program of nature-inspired videos in the Treehaven Gallery.
More information: https://sma.sou.edu/exhibitions/the-presence-of-nature/
(Photo) 'The Presence of Nature' featuring work by (left to right) Olga Volchkova, Claire Burbridge, and Naeemeh Naeemaei
Thursday, May 19 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, May 20 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 21 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Schneider Musem of Art