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EARTH at ONCA: An Evening with Chris Drury and Daro Montag

12 March 2016
7:30 pm
9:30 pm

This March, ONCA is delighted to host EARTH, a new commission and selected artworks by internationally acclaimed land artist and ONCA patron Chris Drury.  At 7.30pm on Saturday March 12th, come to ONCA for a very special chance to hear Drury and fellow earth artist Daro Montag discuss their work.

Drury’s EARTH works explore themes such as the endurance and survival of organisms in hostile environments. The collection features soil pigment works like Rhone Carmargue and Mani/Ouse alongside Destroying Angel Nevada and Cloud 9, thought-provoking sculptural pieces made with strung earth materials.  There are gene sequence works – the Life in The Field of Death series – and works which use mushrooms as a metaphor for life, death and regeneration.  One of the artworks is interactive – a whirlpool on the wall created by each gallery visitor adding a single muddy fingerprint to the evolving spiral.

Daro Montag will bring his RANE-CHAR project to ONCA’s basement and courtyard as a complement to EARTH. In RANE-CHAR, biochar (charcoal) is produced and distributed as a means of raising awareness of, and mitigating, climate change. Inspired by Montag’s participation in the 2009 Cape Farewell expedition to the Peruvian Andes and Amazon, the project has since evolved to consider species extinction and carbon’s life force.

This event will be BSL interpreted.


12 March 2016
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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