Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Nina Elder: New Works, a solo exhibition of new large-scale drawings by featured gallery artist Nina Elder. For the past year, Elder has participated in and led various artist residencies, projects, and wilderness explorations of remote sites (including Alaska and the Western Arctic) that expose the impact humans have on the environment. Her work has been supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.
The exhibition comes on the heels of the artist's residency at Ucross and her exhibition 66 Mile Radius at Tamarind Institute where she created prints based on both historic photographs and organic materials from various mining sites, exploring the physical properties and impact of human productivity in the region. The artist’s exhibition at Central Features showcases her thoughtful consideration and representation of the role extractive industries play in contemporary life.
The following organizations have supported the creation and exhibition of this work: Island Institute, Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture, Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum, Pollock Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology, Tamarind Institute, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Willowtail Springs, Wrangell Mountain Center.
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