William King Museum Announces Paper Forest An Instalation by Travis Graves and Jackson Martin

The William King Museum presents Paper Forest: An Instalation by Travis Graves and Jackson Martin. Open April 22, Earth Day! through September 25, 2011. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 28 Members & Friends, 5-6 pm, Public 6-8 pm.

Travis Graves and Jackson Martin (Johnson City, TN) create multi-media installations with materials ranging from dirt and plants to steel and video. These disparate materials together incite a dialogue regarding our human footprint and its affect on the environment. Their installations tend cross many genres by fusing Modernist sculpture, Earthworks, video and behind-the-scenes performance in order to call attention to the impact our consumer culture has on the world we live in. Without being overly didactic, the message from these two artists is clear. We must find a way to both embrace where we are culturally and technologically while also preserving and protecting the earth.

Image: Travis Graves and Jackson Martin, Installation proposal maquette for Paper Forest, 2010, brown kraft paper, burlap and wood shavings

William King Museum
P.O. Box 2256, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, Virginia 24212-2256

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