2004 Exhibition, Exchange- Changing the Landscape
Curated by Anne O'Callaghan
"Core" Simon Frank's work incorporates elements of both action and performance. During the opening reception for the exhibition he hand-dug a 6-foot deep hole in the ground into which he placed a bronze-cast tree root resembling a heart. Frank then buried the heart and returned the site to the way it was before he performed the action.
E.J. Lightman's Impossible Sites for Growth, an installation work mounted at The Tree Museum in the summer of 2007, sheds some light on our (mis)-understanding of a historic work like Spiral Jetty, the piece that set an early course for artists working directly with nature.
Ryszard Litwiniuk's installation at the Tree Museum is assembled from a single tree trunk scavenged from a natural-waste dump.
At the waters edge, lines of light rise up and sway with the breeze. The light is created by the reflection of the surface of the water and the sky. Small reflective discs hang from strong black nylon netting cut into strips about 6 inches wide and rising up vertically up to 12 feet.