Mediated Landscapes is a group show of painting, drawing, and collage that probes at a very contemporary set of ideas and philosophies about the landscape and about landscape painting. Curated by Mathew Tucker, the common thread in this show seems to be something like a shared philosophy among the artists despite a broad range of approaches. It is perhaps a return to the idea that we are embedded and deeply enmeshed in the landscape even at a time when we might feel quite estranged from it, pointing at both our perceived separation from it and as the ultimate context and fabric within which everything exists.
Artists in the show use a diverse collection of devices and techniques to interrupt, distort, ﬁlter and self reference the image. All works, whether explicitly depicting or alluding to the landscape (or the history of landscape painting), point back to the way in which they are not the thing; they point back to the gap between the image and the landscape in real life, the idea of what the landscape represents and how we perceive the space around us. These works engage with various themes and ideas embedded in the landscape, including a contemporary yearning for the sublime, escapism, climate anxiety, spatial relationships, texture, pattern, repetition, the materiality of the surface and the passing of time.
Featuring works by: Maxim Brandt, Melissa Brown, Joerg Dressler, Christna Haglid, Alexandra Hammond, Cary Hulbert, Will Hutnick, Joel Kurtz, Olivia Mundy, Jackson Obrasky, Claudia Rega, Mashamitsu Shigeta, Mathew Tucker, Jan Valik and Rochelle