Colorado Art Ranch 2013 ARTPOSIA: Art + Land/Water
Artposia: A public forum designed for people who appreciate literature, contemporary art and the multidisciplinary exploration of ideas.
Spend an evening with the Colorado Art Ranch artists in residence for the 2013 Art + Land/Water Residency at The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch. As their one-month residency comes to a close, join the artists for a slideshow and talk about their creative work and its intersection with the land and water in the Yampa Valley.
About the Art + Land/Water artists and their September projects
Joseph Chinnock is a post-modern Western writer exploring the mythos of the West (individualism, pioneering, and masculine) and contrasting those myths with the realities (federal lands, corporate extraction of resources, urbanization and suburbanization as well as mass culture).
Amy Kaczur is a videographer whose art is directed toward subjects of social and political debate and change, topics that we are not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: social justice, food justice, and environmental justice. Currently, her art work is grounded in environmental concerns, land use, and a formative love of the aesthetics of experimental landscape cinema, language and social space.
Susan Knight is an Omaha-based artist whose focus is on ecological water issues ranging from the devastating breakdown of the ecosystem in the Great Lakes to worldwide nitrate contamination in groundwater. Using common materials like paper, plastic, Tyvek and Mylar in repetitive ways, she cuts, folds, ties, and stretches to visually translate the physical properties of water and water’s global environmental issues.
About Colorado Art Ranch
Colorado Art Ranch is a nomadic arts organization founded on the belief that the arts are an agent for change. It travels to Colorado towns each year to sponsor one-month residencies for visual and literary artists from around the world. Colorado Art Ranch also hosts a public forum to promote conversations on how art, and science intersect with land and social issues. Colorado Art Ranch envisions a world where creative interdisciplinary thinking is cultivated, valued, and used to solve land and social issues.