Second-year MFA student Jonathan Hemelberg meticulously covered the expanse of Tent Gallery this past week, with his painting installation for the “Across- From Wall to Wall” exhibition.
A collected meditation on conservationist John Muir, the painting was accompanied by a poem containing a reassembled version of John Muir’s words, as constructed by Hemelberg-
Not all culture is equally destructive
To make a new departure
For pure wildness
Is well worthy of the attention
For all wildness is finer than tameness
Wildness as that which regards the world
Consumption of one another
And most when we are wildest
The MFA solo show series will continue 6 February, with work by Stephanie Ghetta. More information to follow!