ENDLESS LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION

March 28 – May 17, 2008

Endless Landscape ~

The inspiration for this collaborative exhibition (and companion multiple) was a game craze in the late 19th century that mirrored the populist enthusiasm for theatrical, painted panoramas that toured across Europe and the United States. Called Endless Landscapes or Myrioramas, these were sets of lithographed cards that could be placed side to side to create a landscape, and when reshuffled, would make new landscapes, some said (or advertised) up to 20,922,789 combinations. Marketed as art, educational tools, and games for children and adults, these cards flourished for several decades before photography began to flood the market.

The Endless Landscape print project by William Allen, Birgit Jensen, Jochen Saueracker, and Barbara Westermann, produced by Clay Street Press, emulates this game, providing a template for a serious collaboration about the earth and its perimeters (where humor and fancy must have their place as well).

 

Endless Landscape,  2008
William Allen, Birgit Jensen, Jochen Saueracker and Barbara Westermann
Boxed set of 25 lithographed cards, each 10” x 5”, edition of 25
William Allen
Continental Drift
, 2008
Oil and enamel on plywood, 48” x 48”

William Allen
Ice Foot
, 2008
Oil and enamel on plywood, 48” x 18”

 

William Allen
Ice Minnows
, 2008
Oil and enamel on plywood, 48” x 48”
William Allen
Rotten Ice
, 2008
Oil and enamel on plywood, 48” x 24”

 

William Allen
Saga Ice
, 2008
Oil and enamel on plywood, 48” x 24”

 

Birgit Jensen
"CAP  I"
, 2006
Acrylic silkscreen on canvas, 23.5” x 31.5”

Birgit Jensen
"TVK I"
, 2006
Acrylic silkscreen on canvas, 37.5” x 55”

 

Birgit Jensen
"TVK II"
, 2006
Acrylic silkscreen on canvas, 37.5” x 55”

 

Jochen Saueracker   
Schwertfisch
(Swordfish), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8

Jochen Saueracker   
Haendering
(ring of hands), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8

 

Jochen Saueracker   
Loewe
(Lion), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8
Jochen Saueracker   
Orange
(Orange), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8

 

Jochen Saueracker   
Flieger
(Flyer), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8
Jochen Saueracker   
Hase
(Rabbit), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8

 

Jochen Saueracker   
Schwan
(Swan), 2008
Linoleum cut     
16.5” x 23.5”, edition of 8
Jochen Saueracker   
Truthahn
(Turkey), 2008
Linoleum cut     
23.5” x 16.5”, edition of 8

 

Jochen Saueracker   
Frau mit Fuessen
(Woman with Feet), 2008
Linoleum cut     
23.5” x 16.5”, edition of 8

 

Barbara Westermann
Radio Nurse,
2006
Concrete and aluminum, app. 18” x 8” x 2”, edition of 8

Barbara Westermann
Symphony Halls
, 2004
Plaster relief, 18” x 14” x 1” each

 

Barbara Westermann
Trilon and Perisphere, 2008                
Epoxy, wood, aluminum, 67” x 12” x 12”
Barbara Westermann
72 Virgins, 2008                
Late 60's color television, program on DVD