Invitation to Star Midden Gallery Show

Miriam Sagan and Leah Stravinsky: Star Midden
April 2: THE LAND/an art site
April 8-30: THE LAND/gallery
Opening reception at the gallery Friday, April 8, 5:30 – 8 pm.
THE LAND/an art site, Inc.
419 Granite Ave. NW Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-1501

THE LAND/gallery open Thursdays 11 am – 5 pm and Saturdays by appointment. THE LAND/an art site, Mountainair, open to the public during scheduled exhibits and events and by appointment.

A midden of seven slumped glass star bowls, grouped around a tree, as if they had fallen to earth, and been collected. The seven bowls have partial poetic text embedded in the glass and some glass pack/woven/nest text items in and around them. Solar lights in the bowls will allow the shapes to shine at night. The midden honors the context of the poetry and alludes to the natural instinct to gather and place and name (even objects in the night sky). The stop action of the glass flow on these iconic shapes denotes time captured in a specific vortex.

The poetry was written by Miriam Sagan at the site during a residency. The bowls and extended midden were made of recycled glass by Leah Stravinsky at her studio in Santa Fe, NM.

The installation at the Mountainair site will be open to the public Saturday, April 2. Please contact THE LAND for hours and directions.

The gallery exhibit is an extension of the project conceived and installed at the site. The poetry, including a video of the poem in sign language with LED lights, extended midden, and a video of the site installation will be on display through April 30 during regular hours and by appointment.

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