Elemental Landscapes, A CSP Invitational Exhibition at Berkeley’s ACCI Gallery
2021 Membership Engagement Grant Project
Elemental Landscapes is an invitational exhibition of 13 printmakers curated by Kevin Harris. The project was developed through a Membership Engagement Grant from the California Society of Printmakers. This grant was a way of connecting and working with the CSP membership during the pandemic of 2020–22.
Participants Include: Begitte Lynge Andersen, Macy Chadwick, Zach Clark, Kevin Harris, Karen Kunc, Danguole Rita Kuolas, Geneviéve L’Heureux, Ellen Markoff, Carrie Ann Plank, Linda Simmel, and Sylvia Solochek Walters.
Exhibition Dates: June 1–26, 2022
Gallery Hours: 11–6 and 12–5 on Sunday
Reception: June 18, 4–6
ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California
Kevin Harris on this Membership Engagement Grant:
I began this project by looking through CSP members’ portfolios on the CSP website. The prints selected in many ways all tell related stories, and loosely share a perspective on our natural world.
The print-work presented here can be categorized as elemental; abstracted nature with a close up gaze. Landscapes with a focus on the specific; object oriented, textural, weathered, geometric, and molecular. This collection of artwork converses across varied pieces. Shapes, textures, forms and colors, depict forests and sea. Dwellings shake, diamonds spin, spirits rise, and elements are unearthed. Our environments shape life, and the forces of nature are consequential. Each print shows an instance in a story, viewed all together, an epic tale.