“Land-E-scape” is an exhibtion primarily of the gallery artists; all selected projects explore the idea of contemporary landscape in often unorthodox ways. Among the works in the show are: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s miniature movie set with nocturnal seashore film sequence complete with industrial sabotage and explosions, Steve Mumford’s painting of a sinking Land Rover, Spencer Finch’s atmospheric studies recreating the color of the sky, Guy Ben-Ner’s video of the ostrich family adventures in the forest, and John Klima’s medieval monks fighting the forces of good and evil in the garden.
Soft Rains consists of multiple platforms. Each platform represents a familiar cinematic archetype or genre rendered in miniature (60s Arthouse, 70s horror etc). The miniature ‘heroine’ of the work, clad in a distinctive red dress, is pictured in each of the sets. The live feed from each video camera is connected to a computer-based video sequencer, which switches from one camera to another to create an edited sequence appearing as a large scale projection. The beach adventure platform is insprired by the Sean Connery James Bond films.