Gaa Gallery is pleased to present, Poetics of the Landscape, a group exhibition featuring Sophia Hamann, Heather MacKenzie and Erin Woodbrey. Poetics of the Landscape will be featured at Gaa Gallery’s new space in Provincetown, located at 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA. The exhibition will be open May 6 – 21 and will run concurrently with Appearances: Provincetown Green Arts Festival. An opening reception will be held Saturday May 7 from 4 - 6pm.
“I still think that the revolution is to make the world safe for poetry, meandering, for the frail and vulnerable, the rare and obscure, the impractical and local and small.”
Poetics of the Landscape presents a constellation of works that observe and re-envision the landscape. Through the expansion and contraction of image, data, material, and perspective each artists articulates their own process of engaging with the idea of place, locale, and landscape. Using a variety of strategies, from photography to weaving, mark making to data visualization, installation, and projection each work in the exhibition offers a unique rumination on how we engage, enact, imagine, represent, and visualize the landscape.
Heather MacKenzie is an artist, writer, and educator currently living in Richmond, Virginia, as the Fountainhead Fellow in Craft at Virginia Commonwealth University. For the academic year of 2014-15, Heather was a Fulbright Fellow in Paris, France, where she produced a solo installation as artist-in-residence at l’École des Arts Décoratifs. She has studied traditional textiles in Ecuador, Ghana, India, Zimbabwe, as well as in Europe, and she has exhibited work recently at venues including Sediment in Richmond, VA, the Mission Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, and PointDom in Toulouse, France. Heather received her BA from Brown University and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Sophia Hamann is a visual artist based in Braunschweig, Germany. Fragile ceramics, sculptural concepts and painting belong together with photography to realize single works based on finely differentiated observations and an active view through her eyes and her camera. Her works invite for further contemplation as they often just arise in progress. Beside the concentrated images generated in the photo laboratory, the process itself is always essential and an important part of her work. Sophia Hamann studies Fine Arts in the class of Walter Dahn at the University of Arts in Braunschweig.
Erin Woodbrey (received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in 2007 and recently received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Erin’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include, New Prints New Narratives, International Print Center New York, NY, Video Trail Mix, Tritriangle, Chicago, IL, For Love, Not Money, the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, and Boston Printmakers, North American Print Biennial, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA. Her work can been seen in public and private collections including, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, and the Fundación´ace Art Collection, Proyecto’ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina.