“Satellite and Sediment,” the Department of Visual Arts’ winter time period exhibition, features drawings and paintings by 5 acclaimed up to date artists who problem distinctions involving human and pure techniques.

The five are Athena LaTocha, Cynthia Lin, Beatrice Modisett, Barry Nemett and Sara Schneckloth. All but Schneckloth will be in attendance at the exhibition’s opening reception, established for Thursday, Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Middle for Visible Arts’ Crowell and West galleries.

They will give quick gallery talks at 5 p.m. The occasion is cost-free and open up to the general public.

Manipulating satellite imagery, drone footage, collaged landscapes and foraged supplies, the artists mingle shut observation and lived experience, system and character, realism and abstraction.

Beatrice Modisett, “Feeding Sugar to the Stump,” handmade charcoal and wood ash on Fabriano, 85 x 162 in.


“Bringing us into their intimate discussions with nature, these artists motivate us to appear intently at our personal interactions with the climate around us, the sky previously mentioned and the floor under,” claims Laini Nemett, affiliate professor of visual arts – painting and drawing, and the show’s curator.

Alaskan-born LaTocha is a Hunkpapa Lakota and Ojibwe artist. She will work her ink and earth drawings in concert with the land, usually beginning them on and with the floor alone, letting the atmosphere, rain, sand and soil direct the piece.

Lin, dependent in Brooklyn, is an associate professor of painting and drawing at Order Higher education. She reinterprets topographical facts from NASA satellite imagery and magnified sections of skin with invented shades and unpredictable complex procedures. Combining printmaking, scratch-board, solvent transfers, and oil on mylar, her big-scale works go from pores and hair follicles to lava flows and land boundaries.

Lin will give an Artist Chat Friday, Jan 20, 12:45 p.m., in Home 204. The event, which features a catered lunch buffet, is co-sponsored by the departments of Visible Arts and Geosciences.

Modisett, primarily based in Queens, utilizes handmade charcoal and wood ash from her home in upstate New York in her monumental drawings of waves, wind and serious weather, suggesting a point out among coalescing and collapse, forming and eroding.

Barry Nemett is professor emeritus of drawing and painting and previous chair of the Portray Office at Maryland Institute Higher education of Art. His accordion books merge various areas and climates, weaving intricate thickets and tree bark with expansive landscapes of patchwork fields, karsts and canyons throughout continents. He is the father of Laini Nemett.

Schneckloth, an associate professor in the College of Visible Artwork and Structure at the College of South Carolina, forages all-natural substance from New Mexico’s San Juan Basin to develop pigments for her blended media drawings. Dependent on low altitude drone footage, her loosely referential maps of the region’s banded topography suggest geological formations and intensive resource extraction, as well as a lot less-noticeable divisions in between general public and non-public lands.

The exhibition operates through March 10.

By Indana