Roam – March 3rd – 26th, 2016

Christoph Gielen, Conversions XXIII Suburban California, 2014


Curated by Liz Patterson
Featuring work by: Susan Robb, Matt Hilger, Samuel Payne, and Christoph Gielen

Opening: First Thurs., March 3rd, 5 – 8 pm
Show Runs: March 3rd through March 26th, 2016

Roaming across the United States is the theme of this exhibition, featuring artists who create while en route. These four extraordinary artists are united in the gallery by their singular pursuits – to connect with the landscape – not as observers, but as active participants in it. Susan Robb of Seattle journeys the length of the west coast, hiking the PCT, creating sculptures corresponding with her experience. Also through walking, Matt Hilger explores the urban landscape of Seattle, creating mixed-media works, incorporating objects from his path. Samuel Payne, a New York based artist, drives across the width of the United States painting the landscape as it unfolds and recording these experiences through video. Lastly, Christoph Gielen, also of New York, charters flights in multiple regions of the United States in order to capture the landscape through a critical lens, suspended from above. Together these artists venture out (or up), and as viewers we are invited to roam along with them.