One of the country's only outdoor art exhibits occurring in a public nature preserve, Rootbound: Heaven and Earth IV offers visitors a 2-3 mile sculpture trail through Carkeek's canyons and creeks in northwest Seattle, highlighted this year by performance art and site-specific sculpture in 120-year old Piper's Orchard. Additional media include sound art, kinetic sculptures, and landscape interventions. All works are considered experimental: some are designed to last for the entire four month display period, June 23 - October 31, 2012, while others incorporate decay and erosion. The exhibit's themes offer a variety of perspectives on art and nature.
Sponsored by Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Carkeek Park Advisory Council, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and 4Culture Site Specific.
Rootbound features four returning artists and 14 new ones from around the Puget Sound, as well as Vancouver BC, California, and Oregon. Maps of the exhibit, along with tours of the artwork, artist appearances, and more, will be available at the Opening Reception, June 23, 2012, 2-5pm at the Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle, WA 98177. Free.
Curated by David Francis, Fulbright Scholar, writer, archaeological field technician, and CoCA board member since 2005.
Seattle: Julie Lindell, Joe Reno, Miguel Edwards, Viewlands Group, Peppé, Brenda Scallon, Alan Fulle, Suze Woolf, Cameron Mason and Lara McIntosh, Josho Somine, Rebecca Maxim, Gary Golightly, The Unearth Collective; Bellevue and Sammamish: Fox Spears, Suzanne Tidwell; California: Judy Shintani; Oregon:Lee Imonen; Vancouver BC: Tiki Mulvihill.
Full Color Catalog from 2012 Temporary Outdoor Art Exhibition at Carkeek Park and Point Shilshole Beach in Seattle. Presented by Center on Contemporary Art, curated by David Francis, with essays by David Francis and Willow Fox. Featuring the work of 18 artists in 19 locations throughout this 216 acre Urban Wilderness.
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