Fault Lines

Chemical Bouquet by Kirsten Stolle
56″x45″; hand-cut collage on paper, custom gilded frame; 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina. Photograph: Rocky Kenworthy.


Fault Lines: Art and the Environment

at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
2 April-17 July 2022

Curated by the NCMA, “Fault Lines” includes works by thirteen artists, including John Akomfrah, Olafur Eliasson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Allison Janae Hamilton, Richard Mosse, Kirsten Stolle, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Christine and Margaret Wertheim. Focusing on humanity’s relationship to nature, the featured artists address urgent environmental issues and the consequences of inaction as well as possibilities for environmental stewardship and restoration, presenting alternative ways to move forward that are sustainable and renewable. Exploring the transience and fragility of the natural world, the project features video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media installations both indoors and outdoors.

Pod World—Blue Coral Landscape by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, featuring Noru-yarn corals by Una Morrison and Ola Breslin
dimensions variable; yarn and lava rocks; 2009–2022. Photograph © 2022 IFF by Rebecca Rickman.

As part of “Fault Lines”, the NCMA hosts a Satellite Reef, part of the “Crochet Coral Reef” project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles–based organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. North Carolina fiber artists, crochet enthusiasts, craftivists, and crochet beginners have been invited to create individual parts of the Satellite Reef included in the exhibition.

(text adapted from the museum’s press materials)


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