A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico


  Harwood Art Center

The Harwood Art Center presented outdoor works by various artists on the Center’s grounds beginning in the spring 2009. All works were on display 24 hours a day during their specific on-site installation periods.

by Nan Erickson

installed for one growing season

sketch for Carden, Nan Erickson

Eventually, cars will no longer be the main mode of transportation. Cars can be reused as gardens for growing food. "Cardens" are portable vegetable gardens that serve as ambassadors of food security and raise awareness of the misuse of land for development.

Seasons of a Millet Seed by Lu Sage
June 15 – November 30, 2009

installation sketch, Lu Sage

We are the stewards of the earth. We can nurture and feed the earth or we can destroy it. Even with global warming, the poisoning of air, earth, water and with species going extinct we can still choose to become a part of the healing of our planet. With loss of habitat, animals will have fewer opportunities to feed themselves. Lu Sage feeds the birds by using approximately 26 blocks to construct a life size human form composed of milo, white proso millet and sunflower seeds. Once the birds begin to feed upon the seed-human the cyclical process of regeneration will begin. This installation was on display until fully consumed by birds.

Tumbleweed Assembly by Jason Pressgrove and Rebekah Lynn Potter
September 26 – November 22, 2009

Tumbleweed Assembly (detail), Jason Pressgrove & Rebekah Lynn Potter

What can be made of its hook and hold, its lightness, and its transparency? How does it stack? How does it take to being, at least relatively, contrained and coupled? Will it work well with others? Will it participate? Through stacking, threading, and if necessary, tying, pinching, and binding, Jason Pressgrove and Rebekah Lynn Potter seek to materialize space and form with a most delicate, natural material. One that can be inhabited, one that can be empathized with, formalized, and experienced through gestalt. What are the architectural possibilities of the tumbleweed?

Visit www.tumbleweedassembly.blogspot.com

Funding for this project has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.

Basia Irland: Atlas Scroll Series
October 2 – 28, 2009
Main Gallery. Reception Friday, October 2, 6-8pm

This ongoing global series presented by Basia Irland explores waterborne diseases whose transmission occurs when people drink contaminated water, or submerge themselves in water for bathing, swimming, ceremonial or religious purposes. This series of scrolls depicted various pathogens that kill a child every eight seconds somewhere in the world after they are exposed to infected waters.

Images from Bodyland II by Emma Lee Young
October 2 – 28, 2009
Front Gallery. Reception Friday, October 2, 6-8pm

Emma Lee Young presented work based on her understanding and the visual representation of the connection between women's bodies and the land as sight and battle ground in the struggle to navigate the consequences of patriarchy. The directness of image and body is an attempt to eliminate metaphor and communicate immediacy of connection.

Pause by Christopher Robbins & John Baca
November 9 – 16, 2009

Christopher Robbins, left: concept sketch for Pause, 2008, digital image; right: If Man is Natural, Then So is Everything Else, Man, 2007, installation

On the grounds of the Harwood Art Center, Christopher Robbins and John Baca attempted to prevent a tree from losing its leaves this autumn.

For more information about the Harwood Art Center visit www.harwoodartcenter.org

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
t. 505-242-6367


LAND/ART concluded November 2009. This site is in the process of being archived.
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