mixed media on panel with resin finish
60 x 48 inches
In their third installment of BOSQUE, artists Luis Garcia-Nerey and Anke Schofield, explore questions on the human construct of the forest and its inhabitants. The exhibition travels to The Gilman Contemporary Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho, where the artists will present a series of collaborative paintings and installations on November 25th, 2010.
“In this grouping of works the focus is on the interaction between modern day human society and the forest. Our intentions are to see past the obvious environmental issues and concentrate more on an existential point of view.” ~ Luis Garcia-Nerey
In past exhibitions the artists’ focal point have not only been a philosophical one but also one that emphasizes an aesthetic balance that resonates in their current exhibit. The heart of the series embarks on a journey in which the viewer is presented with a narrative but not a conclusion. This is an attempt by the artists to create an interaction between the participants and the works.
“Our ultimate goal is for the viewer to achieve a personal conclusion that is not based on the idea of an Other but rather a conclusion that is constructed by the viewers themselves.” ~ Anke Schofield
In Bosque III, the artists’ perspective on the subject matter allows the audience to preview a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal Beings. Although the main premise of the exhibit questions the human construct of the forest, it also aims to reveal an infinite source of reference points beset by the tone of the exhibit itself. Whether literal or abstract, Schofield’s and Nerey’s intentions are not to rationalize a specific idea of the forest but rather suggest that the viewer interpret the works on their own without limitations set by concrete definitions.