The Luggage Store Gallery is honored to present a solo exhibition of new work by Adriane Colburn: a mixed media installation “Of Darkness” will open on Friday, February 3rd and run til March 10, 2012. Opening Reception is Friady, February 3 from 6-9pm. (Gallery hours: Wed-Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment)
For the past several years, Colburn has traveled with scientists who study climate change in remote terrains, such as Antartica and the Amazon. This exhibition has evolved from those expeditions.
Of Darkness combines drawings, sculpture, video, photographs and large scale cut paper in an installation that looks at the tension and complex beauty born out of the collision of wilderness and human industry.
Through a snarl of meticulously cut color-mapped images, reflected surfaces and weighty sculptures, Colburn juxtaposes the patterns of the material world with the exuberant foliage of the jungle. She explores how difficult and remote terrains are viewed through the lenses of technology such as photographs, remote sensing, and 3-d models.
The works in Of Darkness, embrace abstraction through their attempt to depict the complex and unwieldy, becoming part map, part science fiction, and part psychedelic jungle.
Adriane Colburn is an artist based in San Francisco, CA, Athens, Georgia and Vermont. She has exhibited her work throughout the US and internationally, at venues such as The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Artsterium in the Republic of Georgia, Parsons, New School in New York and at the Royal Academy of Art in London. To support her work, she has participated in expeditions to remote parts of the planet- traveling to the Andes and Amazon with Cape Farewell in 2009, to the Arctic Ocean on scientific research expeditions and most recently sailing from Barbados to French Guyana on a research vessel. She has been an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, the Kala Institute and The Blue Mountain Center. She is currently teaching at the University of Georgia, Athens. She has recently participated in expeditions to remote parts of the planet- traveling on an Arctic seafloor mapping expedition with the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping in 2008 and to the Andes and Amazon with Cape Farewell in 2009 and to the Arctic an For more information visit:: www.adrianecolburn.com
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“…Ever dedicated, committed, placing artistry ahead of commerciality, doing what she feels she needs to do regardless of how it may or may not play to the public– these are reasons why I respect and admire not only her art, but also everything she stands for. Worth a visit…” Allen Bamber from Art Business for more of the article go to http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/020312.html