We Walk the Bottom of an Ocean We Call Sky, Joan Harmon
Loveland Museum Gallery
503 N. Lincoln Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
Opening Reception & Curator's Tour with Amy Joy Hosterman: Fri. Jan 11th, 6-8pm
Artist talks by Cori Champagne and Joan Harmon, Feb. 28th, 5-7pm
Room is an exhibition featuring work by Cori Champagne, Joan Harmon, Justine Johnson, and Lindsey Wolkowicz, delving into the relationships between the physical body and the architecture which positions it in place and time. Employing sculpture, installation, video, and painting, these artists consider the body and its relationship to environments both urban and natural. How does place define us? What can we learn about ourselves through our connection to the spaces we occupy?
Curated by Amy Joy Hosterman of Art Shape Mammoth.
Joan Harmon uses a variety of media including cast cement, fired clay, glass, and wax, and incorporates sound and light into her installations. Her work explores psychological journeys created by merging architecture, landscape, and references to the human body. Exploring patterns, flow, and our physical responses to the natural world, Harmon’s work carries narratives of mythology and metamorphosis, as unrelated forms combine to invoke a new experience.
Justine Johnson (image below) creates work that deals with displacement and the struggle to find her identity after leaving the country of her birth. She writes, “I am ‘other’. But I find that no matter the environment, the wonder of the universe and hope for humanity always move me. The combination of materials evoke the sexual and sensual, the feminine and masculine, and the abstract and spiritual, all of which define my work.”