“The Earth, That Is Sufficient”

Nicola Vassell Gallery

poster for “The Earth, That Is Sufficient”

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Nicola Vassell Gallery presents The Earth, That is Sufficient, a group show highlighting landscape painting, drawing, sculpture and photography as an assortment of traditional and radical depictions that characterize the ground we stand on and the distance we look out upon. The assembled, multi-generational group enlists various narrative methodologies to describe landscape in traditional terms and as new terrain possessing original and revolutionary spirit. The landscapes on view manifest as thought, object, vista and action. They offer up literal and metaphorical journeys and the terrestrial as full of physical and mental possibilities.

The exhibition features work by Etel Adnan, Alvaro Barrington, Sholto Blissett, Lauren Halsey, Barkley L. Hendricks, Shara Hughes, Marcus Jahmal, Ana Mendieta, Walter Price, Ugo Rondinone, Uman and Joseph Elmer Yoakum. The title is taken from Walt Whitman’s poem, Song of the Open Road.

Each artist’s distinct approach to landscape is unified by elucidations of actual or imagined habitats.


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