This project's funding goal was not reached on September 12, 2010.
About this project
"Another Green World," the upcoming exhibition at carriage trade, intends to draw parallels between the American landscape tradition and the current preoccupation with "green" in popular culture. While the 19th century American landscape tradition linked the sublimity of nature with the existence of God, it also lent inspiration for westward expansion and the underlying impulse of “man's” dominion over nature. This mixture of the profound with the pragmatic speaks to a fundamental contradiction in society's relationship to nature, as the unchecked use of natural resources clashes with the idyllic image of nature as a world "set apart" and untouched by daily life. The commercial appropriation of green imagery is the most recent manifestation of this contradiction, as “green washing” facilitates the smoothing over of a conflict that most likely originates in the landscape tradition itself, where the detached appreciation for the wonders of nature eventually yields to the need to possess and control it. The exhibition will include work by Betty Beaumont, Neil Jenney, Barbara Ess, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Mathias Kessler, and others, and will open September 15.
Carriage trade's mission is to organize group exhibitions of recent and historically significant work that addresses its relevance to aesthetic and social concerns of the moment.The gallery began on Prince St above Fanelli’s in 2008, in a space temporarily donated by the landlord. These first exhibitions traveled to Galerie Erna Hecey in 2008-9, and carriage trade has since become a non-profit gallery. We are currently fundraising for the upcoming exhibition at 62 Walker Street.
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