Sierra Nevada College is proud to present Landscape Mythologies, an international exhibition featuring artists from London, Berlin, Vancouver, and Los Angeles, on display January 17 through February 15. Landscape Mythologies explores the interpretation of landscape by methods of fabrication and narration. It investigates if our view of the world can be unfolded through translations of physical, virtual and imagined spaces. Riddled with half-truths, the interpretations on display hold a fluid footing between imaginary or unverifiable existence and the real thing.

David Semeniuk - Landscape Permutation 2 (2010)

A reception will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 5-7pm in the Tahoe Gallery with a lecture by artist David Semeniuk. Semeniuk currently lives and works in Vancouver B.C., Canada. He is a formally trained scientist, and an autodidactic artist. David’s art practice is an aesthetic extension of his scientific exploration, in which he uses the medium of photography to experiment with how we experience everyday spaces.

Landscape Mythologies features work by FIELD, Oscar Lhermitte, Christine Nguyen, Mike Ruiz and David Semeniuk. These works include: FIELD’s 13min short film Interim Camp, which uses a custom generative software tool to create a constant transformation of landscape shapes and their surfaces. The film is a meditation about the pursuit of an idea; about obstacles, struggle and failure along the way; Oscar Lhermitte’s Urban Stargazing project, focusing on bringing back the stars in the city sky by recreating existing constellations and adding new ones, narrating old and contemporary myths about their respective geolocations; Christine Nguyen’s drawings and photo-based works that imagine that the depths of the ocean reach into outer space, that through an organic prism, vision can fluctuate between the micro- and macroscopic; Mike Ruiz’s Replaced,a potential landscape as interpreted by the software; and David Semeniuk’s examinations of how spaces and places are experienced, remembered, and represented through photography (Landscape Permutation 2) and installation (Mechanical Weathering 1).

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. For more information, please contact Tahoe Gallery Coordinator Logan Lape at 775.831.1314, x7537 or llape@sierranevada.edu. To keep up to date with all of the happenings at the Tahoe Gallery, follow SNC/FA on Facebook.

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