Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes David Lefkowitz, The Bald Spot Museum of Art curator and Professor of Art, Chair of Art & Art History at Carleton College.
Landscape and Labor, a gallery installation by Carleton art professor David Lefkowitz located on the temporary Bald Spot Museum of Art will run from September 1 through November 20 of 2018.
The installation Landscape and Labor consists of a gallery wall of ersatz ornate frames surrounding holes in the plastic fabric that will invite passers-by to view the ongoing activity happening within, the creation of the geothermal system that will eventually enable the campus to be carbon-free by 2050.
Each framed ‘window’ is accompanied by a wall label that identifies and describes a canonical artwork about the relationship of humans to their environment. The text accompanying the implied pictures will include descriptions of images that reflect a range of attitudes to the natural world- from stewardship to recreation to exploitation.
The panels address the connections and disparities between idealized pictures of the places we occupy and the ways we actually engage with them.
This installation also aims to acknowledge the otherwise generally ignored workers who are contributing to the energy future of the college. By ‘framing’ the labor