Local instillation artist Noah Baen is the featured artist at Shumei for the month of October. He will be creating a piece unique to Shumei that will be featured; his Art Symposium will be this Sunday October 19th from 3 to 5pm. A reception will follow.
Noah shares, “Through a dialog with Nature, Place and Space, I try to give visible form to the energy of a particular site and season. After years as a landscape painter my work evolved to working directly with the landscape As much as possible, I use materials collected on site: both natural materials and the residue of human presence. Time, manifested in the cycles of Nature; in the energy of growth and ever-presence of decay is also important to me.”
“At Shumei, I set out to make what the earthwork artist Robert Smithson called a “non-site,” a gallery art work that references or parallels an outdoor site. I was particularly drawn to the remains of the historic gold mine and settlement, now mostly overtaken by resilient nature and the inroads of time; to the mounded forms of tailings piles, their slopes, like those of the mountains around them, resting at an “angle of repose;” all in the brilliant clarity of mountain light amid the vast spaciousness of the valley below.”
Noah has created instillation pieces across the country. Come meet Noah and learn more about his process on October 19th from 3 to 5pm. Contact Shumei at 719-256-5284 for more information or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.