Chase Langford: Calcadia. As a cartographer, Langford knows the rules of spatial science. As an artist, he knows how to exquisitely break them. From southern California to the Pacific Northwest, Langford’s latest body of work delivers an idiosyncratic survey of places re-imagined. Abstract forms and rich textures merge in otherworldly portrayals of real geographic forms, rendering landscapes at once familiar and elusive.
Robert Marchessault: The Lorax Dreams. Based on observations, Marchessault translates his impressions of nature into whimsical, yet substantial and keenly rendered dreamscapes where trees are saturated with emotional resonance, each with their own distinct personality. His lifelong exploration of the expressive nature of trees captures the essential spirit of arboreal life and celebrates it. Like Dr. Seuss’s Lorax, he “speaks for trees, for the trees have no tongues.”