Elizabeth Tibbetts

the mountain where I find you, 2021

Oil on canvas

96.5 x 81 cm / 38 x 32 in

Dan Schein

True Believer, 2022

Oil on canvas

51.5 x 40.5 cm / 20 1/4 x 16 in

Zoe McGuire

The Dancers, 2022

Oil on canvas

61 x 76 cm / 24 x 30 in

Angelina Gualdoni

The First Matter, 2022

Oil and acrylic on canvas

86.36 x 71.12 cm / 34 x 28 in

Melissa Brown

Upstate Storm, 2020

Oil on panel in shadowbox frame

20.3 x 20.3 cm / 8 x 8 in

Framed: 25.4 x 25.4 cm / 10 x 10 in

Hélène Padoux

AMOR, 2021

acrylic, ink, denim, canvas

from left to right: 80 x 80 cm & 80 x 60 cm / 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in & 31 1/2 x 23 2/3 in
(diptych)

Dan Schein

Snake, 2021

Oil on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 in

Adam Helms

Pan Is Dead. (The Spring Trance) no.2, 2021

Ink jet transfer process and acrylic on canvas

Diptych, each panel: 80 x 60 cm (31.5 x 23.6 in), 160 x 120 cm (63 x 47.2 in) overall

Kaylie Kaitschuck

Life Guard, 2022

Yarn embroidery on felt stretched on wood

40.5 cm / 16 in radius

Erin Woodbrey

Untitled (Tree Breath from This Body is a Tree), 2022

Tree branch, balloon, and plaster

Lumin Wakoa

weeping skeleton, 2022

Oil on linen over panel

51 x 61 cm / 20 x 24 in

Anina Major

Dark Loci, 2018

Stoneware

33 x 33 x 33 cm / 13 x 13 x 13 in

Autumn Wallace

Your ass is grass, 2022

Acrylic, oil, and pastel on unstretched canvas

108 x 171 cm / 42 1/2 x 67 1/4 in

Hipkiss

A Hay Harry, 2017

Graphite and silver ink on 220 g/m2 Fabriano 4 paper

20 x 13 cm / 8 x 5 1/3 in

Heidi Howard

Virginia Wagner, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

168 x 117 cm / 66 x 46 in

James Everett Stanley

A Vulnerable Situation, 2022

Oil on canvas

35.5 x 25.5 cm / 14 x 10 in

Press Release

Gaa Gallery is pleased to present Lichtung a group exhibition featuring Melissa Brown, Angelina Gualdoni, Adam Helms, Hipkiss, Heidi Howard, Kaylie Kaitschuck, Anina Major, Zoe McGuire, Hélène Padoux, Dan Schein, James Everett Stanley, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Lumin Wakoa, Autumn Wallace, and Erin Woodbrey.

 

Lichtung, translating from German to English as glade or clearing, is a group exhibition which celebrates the exuberance and strangeness of the natural world. Often characterized by grassy meadows, a sunlit space of lower laying plant life, or an opening amidst a stand of tall trees, a glade is an open area within the landscape serving an ecological and aesthetic function. A space made by natural processes- the result of certain weather conditions, grazing animals, clearings create opportunities for regeneration and sustenance for both plants, human and non-human animals.

 

In Lichtung we encounter the landscape through the soil, through windows, through glimpses of real and imagined places. We see clearings, both literal and metaphorical rendered in paint, graphite, textile, and in sculptural forms. In these works, nature is something we can see and prompts us to imagine the things that are hard to see. The minutia the human eye glazes over is captured and reinterpreted through image. Through art the complexities of nature are condensed and synthesized. Presenting an accumulation of moments, the artists in this exhibition portray themes of growth, decay, and transformation. Depicting decomposition and rebirth of plants, fungi, and insects, art takes in the cycles of nature and becomes an experience on its own. Through the attentive gazes of these artists one sees the things that time only reveals later.