Public Reception and Panel Discussion:
Thursday, September 19th
5–8pm | University Hall, rm. 2110
Featuring curators Kirsten Swenson, Sam Toabe, and Rebecca Uchill
With a screening of Ecologies of Acknowledgment and talk by artists Sarah Kanouse and Nicholas Brown
About the exhibition:
LOCAL ECOLOGIES is an educational initiative, traveling exhibition, and set of public programs that will take place across three University of Massachusetts campuses. Spanning Eastern Massachusetts, the campuses of UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell belong to landscapes with diverse coastal and river ecosystems, as well as layered indigenous, colonial, and industrial histories. The LOCAL ECOLOGIES initiative presents contemporary, place-based art practices that bring our ecologies and land use histories into new focus.
The centerpiece of LOCAL ECOLOGIES are multidisciplinary artworks commissioned from artists who have lived and worked in Eastern Massachusetts. These will include both site-specific works for individual campuses, and additional works featured in the touring exhibition.
Dan Borelli, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Duy Hoàng, Sarah Kanouse & Nicholas Brown, Plotform: Jane Marsching + Andi Sutton, Matthew Mazzotta, Evelyn Rydz, and Andrew Yang
Traveling Exhibition Schedule:
University Hall Gallery
September 3, 2019 – October 26, 2019
Reception: Thursday, September 19th | 5-8pm
UMass Dartmouth (Star Store Campus in Downtown New Bedford)
University Art Gallery
November 7, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Reception: Thursday, November 14th, AHA! Night, 6 – 8:30 pm
January 21, 2020 – March 6, 2020
LOCAL ECOLOGIES is organized by Kirsten Swenson, Art History, UMass Lowell; Sam Toabe, Gallery Director, UMass Boston; and Rebecca Uchill, Art Education, Art History, and Media Studies, UMass Dartmouth.