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Wilderness and Culture Exhibit Opens

May 7, 2022, 5:00 PM


Taking its cue from the fall 2021 state-wide initiative and the 2021–22 Annual Humanities Theme at Colby College on Freedom and Captivity, the 2022 L.C. Bates summer exhibition, Wilderness and Culture, invites artists to engage with the meanings that these two concepts hold for the natural world and the ways in which we conceive, represent, and imagine freedom and captivity in nature.

The artists in the show consider notions such as wilderness, cultivation, and domestication. This exhibition comprises figurative and abstract depictions of the relationship between humans and nature. For example, Janice Anthony’s painting Lost Pond, Cobscook offers a view of a pristine pond surrounded by freely growing vegetation where one can find solitude and an escape from what Anthony calls the “busyness and production” of our society.

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 5 p.m., the exhibit will open with a virtual introduction by the curators and talks by the artists. The curators, Colby students Maria Minuesa and Caroline Scarola, have been guided by Professor of Art Véronique Plesch.

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May 7, 2022
5:00 PM


Online Event


Deborah Staber
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