September 21, 2018 - January 19, 2019, Tue-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 11am-5pm; Opening Reception: Sat, September 22, 5?8 pm
"No Time" is an exhibition that explores human relationships to the natural world in the past, present, and future. The exhibition offers a playful speculation into our perceptions of nature and our role in its transformation. In the context of current discussions around climate change, the works in "No Time" show how artists can reinterpret and reimagine the landscape.
"No Time" builds an imaginary environment inspired by the Moss People sculptures of Finnish contemporary artist Kim Simonsson, complemented by dozens of artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection. Predominant in "No Time" are historical, modern, and contemporary photographs spanning more than 130 years of creative practice.
Many of the photographs, sculptures, and mixed-media works in the exhibition alter how we think about the natural landscape existing in time, and the human experience of place in that timeline. Goshka Macuga's 2018 tapestry, "Make Tofu Not War," reads like a history painting of the human era. The 14-foot tapestry-woven to create a 3-D effect-stages a sardonic response of animals to environmental damage wreaked by humans over centuries.
Kim Simonsson's recent ceramic sculptures also invite the viewers to reconsider our place in history and the trajectory of climate change. Simonsson's Moss People are childlike mythological figures dressed in space suits or shamanistic clothing, who appear to be wandering alone after an apocalyptic event. Echoing Nordic folklore, they project an uncertain fantastical moment with elements of the past and an imagined future combined.
Among the other artists whose works are featured in the exhibition are: Ansel Adams, Binh Danh, Lee Friedlander, Emmet Gowin, Tony Matelli, Ann Rhoney, Alison Rossiter, David Benjamin Sherry, Mike and Doug Starn, Garry Winogrand, and Francesca Woodman.