Parrish Art Museum opens Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature

Parrish Art Museum presents Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, an exhibition on view from July 21 through October 27, 2013.

Michelle Stuart (American, born 1931)  Stone Alignments/Solstice Cairns, 1979  Permanent land work, Rowena Plateau, Oregon  3200 bolders, varying sizes  Overall approximate dimensions: 1000 feet x 800 feet x 5 feet  Color photograph  10 x 15 inches  2013 © Michelle Stuart, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Michelle Stuart (American, born 1931) Stone Alignments/Solstice Cairns, 1979 Permanent land work, Rowena Plateau, Oregon 3200 bolders, varying sizes Overall approximate dimensions: 1000 feet x 800 feet x 5 feet Color photograph 10 x 15 inches 2013 © Michelle Stuart, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York


Since the late 1960s, Michelle Stuart has become internationally known for a rich and diverse body of work engendered by her lifelong interest in the natural world and the cosmos. Working in drawing, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and site-specific earthworks, she has pursued a subtle and responsive dialogue with the natural world, distinct from the epic gestures of contemporaneous Land Art. Works range in date from 1968 to 2010. The exhibition has been organized by Anna Lovatt, lecturer in Modern and Contemporary art history at the University of Manchester, UK. She has published widely on drawing in the context of post-Minimal and Conceptual art and is currently at work on a monograph entitled Drawing Degree Zero: The Line from Minimal to Conceptual Art. She is an editor of the Oxford Art Journal and a regular contributor to Artforum International.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Anna Lovatt, Alicia Longwell, Jane McFadden, Nancy Princenthal, and an interview with the artist by Julie Joyce.

Curated by Anna Lovatt. Organised and toured by the Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, UK. www.parrishart.org

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