Off the Page: Unnatural Habitats is a collaborative illustration project featuring 18 artists working across the illustration industry.
“Unnatural Habitats” is their debut exhibit as a group, and includes both solo and collaborative works, in an effort to push their boundaries as artists who often work alone or remotely.
Inspired by mythology, folklore, and fairytales, they examine the range and scope of illustration as it is on the page, and what happens when it is brought off the page and into three-dimensional space.
The resulting experience is an adventurous world populated with collaborative works that bleed past their own borders and into one another.
Refigium: an area in which a population of organisms can survive through a period of unfavorable conditions, especially glaciation. Plural: Refugia.
This body of work is a commentary on our rapidly changing environment, focusing primarily on the animals and glacial bodies that challenge refugia due to current geographic upheavals.
Whales are lifted from their ocean haven to sift through beautiful but foreboding skies. Arctic seascapes reveal beauty while conceding to inherent fragility. Icebergs and glaciers take their last stand as sentinels of the sea.
Amy Ruppel grew up in the Wisconsin woods just a short hike away from the Kettle Moraine Ice Age Center, inspiring an interest in science and nature from a young age. This fascination has always informed her creative output. She’s adept at many different media with a portfolio spanning digital illustration, drawing, painting and print-making.
Candian-based illustrator and designer comes to Land for his American debut Friday, May 3rd, from 6-9pm.
“Doozy” is a collection of new work by Vancouver based Illustrator and Artist, Graeme Zirk.
Webster’s defines “Doozy” as “an extraordinary one of its kind” but present day vernacular would suggest otherwise.
It’s a once pleasant word that has been adapted for sarcastic, pejorative purposes. As a result, we’re left with a paradoxical turn of phrase that leaves us our own devices to determine whether something is great or godawful.
Graeme Zirk is interested in creating work with a sentiment and aesthetic that is hard to place. Pieces can feel both refined and flawed, pleasant and melancholic, bold and doubtful, direct and cryptic. Regardless of perception, the show promises to be a real doozy.
We were thrilled at the reception for Peter Nevins’ amazing woodcut block prints this weekend. His show is full of beautiful colors and hand-cut imagery. The show is up in the gallery through March 17th. We’re open daily 10a-6p.
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to see Mimi Williams art exhibition and a special thanks to all the folks who attended her free printmaking workshop. We had a wonderful time hosting her and all of you!
Her show of original prints will be up in the gallery through Sunday, February 10th — so be sure and swing by and check them out if you haven’t yet.