November 24 – January 12

“Re/Turn” Performance on Tuesday December 2 at 12:30pm in Chapman Hall 808 C/D followed by a reception in Pegasus Gallery.

James Holland, "Mulloch Mor 1,'" video still.

James Holland, “Mulloch Mor 1,'” video still.

The work contained in Auto/Geography began with a desire to traverse various ancient sites in The Burren (County Clare, Ireland). The sprawling landscape of The Burren, and its many stone structures, has captivated me since first traveling to Ireland in 1991. It’s one hundred square miles of limestone pavement, glacially deposited summer flora, and diverse stone burial structures, engender a spatial consideration of life’s ephemerality and questions of an afterlife. Twenty years after my initial trip to Ireland, partly to process my own experience of loss, I felt compelled to meander this ancestral landscape and to record my experience.

To accomplish this, I completed a 2012 summer residency at Burren College of Art, intent on exploring the relationship between ephemerality and permanence. Auto/Geography is comprised of still, time-based and drawn artifacts informed by these goals, and the hope that each viewer’s interpretation exceeds the scope of these intentions. In addition to gallery artworks, Auto/Geography will also feature a thematically linked performance by James Holland and Alycia Bright Holland entitled Re/Turn.


For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806, mweber@mxcc.edu