Guest Curator and St. Mary’s College of Maryland alum Jayme McLellan ’94 offers an exhibition presenting diverse perspectives on the relationship to the land on which humans live for the exhibit “Living on the Land, Vol. 2,” Sept. 6 – Nov. 12 at the Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall on the St. Mary’s College campus. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. , and during special College events.
Featured artists include Colby Caldwell, Margo Elsayd, Eve Hennessa, Peter Garfield, Noelle K. Tan and Curtis Woody. The exhibition features a variety of media, including black-and-white and color photography, site-specific installation, sculpture, painting and more. The artists’ work considers the cyclical nature of life and death, the obligations of humankind to connect, heal and grow thoughtful and engaged communities, and power disparities in contemporary culture, including the legacy of slavery in Maryland.
Their projects also explore the remnants of stories and traces of history left behind in objects, ideas and situations, as well as a shared obligation to protect the environment and heal the land.
Boyden Gallery will host two related events, free and open to the public: a gallery talk with McLellan, founder of Civilian Art Projects and cofounder of Transformer in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for Oct. 16 from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Additionally, photographer Colby Caldwell will give an artist talk on Monday, Oct. 23 from 4:45-5:45 p.m. (Caldwell will be in residence at St. Mary’s Artist House between Oct. 19-25).