Drawn from the earth, iron oxide-red dust in Andy Goldsworthy’s Red river rock video becomes a visual, visceral metaphor for our own bodies, and our connection to the land. The vivid azure hues in Meghann Riepenhoff’s camera-less cyanotypes, dependent on weather and the elements, place and time, remind us of the sublime—and fragility—in nature. In Angelo Filomeno’s embroidered seascapes, like a contemporary memento mori, sumptuous colors and textures seduce while warning of the environmental impact of climate change.
In David Simpson’s abstract paintings, the interplay of color and light creates contemplative spaces for viewers to slow down and experience the sublime. In Mike Henderson’s works, contrasting colors and patterns come together like the syncopated beats of a song, a testament to his improvisational approach to painting.