Athena LaTocha: After the Falls

Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Gallery
October 9, 2021–January 23, 2022

Athena LaTocha is an Alaska-born artist whose monumental stronge viagra for sales works explore the relationship between natural landscapes and human-made environments. Much of her work is based on direct research levitra non prescription she conducts in wilderness areas, national parks, and industrial sites. For this exhibition, LaTocha will create an installation in the Eisenberg Gallery responding to specific landscapes in NJ, including the Great Falls of Paterson.

LaTocha begins each project by going directly to the land, carefully observing and listening to what it generic viagra tadalafil levitra comparison reveals about its geological and cultural history. She compiles a bank of digital images and videos to evoke memories of these experiences and gathers materials to use in creating the work. She typically works in sumi, walnut, and shellac inks on large rolls of paper laid out on the studio floor and places herself directly into the painting process. She throws and hurls the ink, puchase propecia online lifting and whipping the paper to manipulate large pools of ink wash, while dragging, pushing, and scraping her improvised tools through the layers of ink. For this project, she will also use large sheets of lead to gather molded impressions of various NJ rock faces. LaTocha will incorporate these life-size lead imprints into her works on paper to create an intimate and immersive viewing experience in the Eisenberg Gallery.

This project—a companion exhibition to The First Water Is the Body—is organized by VACNJ curator, Mary Birmingham. Click here for more information on Athena LaTocha and her work.

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend, the Art Center will open its fall exhibitions on October 9, 1–6 PM. Click here for more information on the day’s events.

Athena LaTocha in her studio

Athena LaTocha
Photo Courtesy Athena LaTocha Studio

Photo courtesy Athena LaTocha Studio

Photo courtesy Athena LaTocha Studio

Photo courtesy Athena LaTocha Studio

Photo courtesy Athena LaTocha Studio

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