Land Arts of the American West is an interdisciplinary, field-based studio art program at the University of New Mexico. During the program students travel extensively throughout the Southwest while camping and investigating environmental sites, human habitation systems, and questions facing the region. This exhibition presents works from these artists as each inspires critical and creative insights into the ecology of place.

John Sommers Gallery

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

November 30 – December 10, 2015


Paula D. Barteau

CB Bryan

Harriet Fawcett

Clark Frauenglass

Erin Fussell

Andrea Luella Gohl

Eleanora Jaroszynska

Joanna Keane Lopez

Sarah Molina

Orianna Pavlik

Kacie Erin Smith

Exhibition overview

Video by Joanna Keane Lopez and Harriet Fawcett, La Llorona, 2015

Kacie Erin Smith, Refresh, Biscuits, Warmth , 2015

CB Bryan, Kacie Erin Smith, Plates , 2015


CB Bryan, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Kacie Erin Smith, Yellow Cake, Black Coal, and Green Machines: responses to extraction sites in Dinétah, 2015

Joanna Keane Lopez, A Memoir of Plants, Myself & My Family / Una memoria de las plantas, de mí misma y de mi familia, 2015

Eleanora Jaroszynska, Earth Oven, 2015

CB Bryan, Datrig 1.0L : The Wengerian feat. Wild Jug , 2015

Harriet Fawcett, Clark Frauenglass, Eleanora Jaroszynska, Sarah Molina, Gila Olla, 2015

Harriet Fawcett, Clark Frauenglass, Teacups – San Rafael River (detail), 2015

CB Bryan, fracturing – breakdown of how much water, as I was walking, 2015