Artist Talk: Sunday, May 20 at 12pm
McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will host an artist talk featuring Artemis Herber, the creator of Erratic Landscapes: New Works by Artemis Herber, currently on display at MPA@ChainBridge. Ms. Herber’s talk will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Bullock | Hitt Gallery at MPA@ChainBridge.
German-born and Baltimore-based artist Artemis Herber uses recycled cardboard to create intense collaged paintings that explore the complicated interconnections between human beings and the land. In her deep and wide-ranging research, Herber gathers ideas from multiple fields, including philosophy, archeology, economics and architecture.
Of critical interest to Herber is an investigation of deep time and human impact through the lens of the Anthropocene, which refers to the relatively short period beginning when human activities first started to affect the earth’s ecosystem.
Educated in Germany, Herber completed her studies in Fine Arts and Arts Education at the University of Paderborn, achieving scholarships and prizes. While teaching, she received several awards for her projects in art and art education. As an art supervisor, she organized community and statewide advanced education workshops and exhibitions. Since moving to the United States in 2002, she has taught for nonprofit community arts organizations and private groups and currently maintains a studio in Baltimore.
Herber has exhibited widely throughout the United States and on an international scale in countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. Among other affiliations Herber has also been a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors since 2014.
Herber’s May 20 artist talk is FREE and open to the public. Erratic Landscapes runs through June 2, 2018.
MPA@ChainBridge is located at 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA. To learn more about Erratic Landscapes, visit mpaart.org.