About the Exhibition
For the upcoming May 2021 University of Maryland exhibition Spiral Found: Land Art Under Lockdown II, students in a new advanced course, LARC 689C, Land Art: Interventions, Mediations, Meditations, will present artwork made during eight exercises under extraordinary circumstances over the course of the Spring 2021 semester. The exercises, all related to land art, were titled 1000 Paces, Sound Sponge, Stasis, Displacement, Voids, Chair, Monolith and Spiral Found. The five student artists (one from Art, one from Art and Education, two from Architecture and one from Landscape architecture) utilized chance and other novel procedures, such as rolling dice or throwing darts into a map, as well as art practices such as drawing, photography and video, to create their work. The results, much like landscape itself, are in turns familiar, unsettling and uncanny. Given the remarkable circumstances of this second year of Covid-19 restrictions, the ingenuity and creativity of the artists and the combination of gravitas and humor in their work are also extraordinary. The exhibition is a testament to the engagement, energy and resourcefulness of these five pioneering LARC 689C Land Art students.