Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine opened to the public on February 8, 2019 at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, CO. The exhibit runs through September 2019.
Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine presents a contemporary response to place through works that explore the physical, historical, and cultural aspects of the historic Carissa Mine utilizing photography, mixed media, video and performance. As the first contemporary response to the mine, its history, architecture, and specialness of place, a new perspective on mining culture and industry is presented that pays homage to its past and celebrates its history.
Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson – mixed media artist, photographer, and dancer – have been working together under the name Sequencing since 2009. Their work explores the fundamentals of the creative process and how artists perceive, respond to and convey place through different expressive lenses. They have worked side by side in Wyoming, London, Venice, and the Carissa Mine at the South Pass City Historical Site in Central Wyoming.
Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine has been funded in part by the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and the development of the work was sponsored by the Friends of South Pass City and the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
I was pleased to exhibit my work in the 6th Annual Biennial Touchstone Laramie 2018. One of the expectations of this local artist event is that new work not previously seen in Laramie be presented. Work from Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine that was on view in the Lander Art Center will be presented by myself, artist Wendy Bredehoft, and dancer Margaret Wilson. It focused on aspects of the mine that include industry and man, from tools and equipment to the process of transforming ore into gold.
In addition, I shared a selection of my two new portfolios, Becoming a Memory: The Clark Street Bridge and The Most Beautiful Tornado. Becoming a Memory captured Laramie’s Clark Street Bridge which now remains only as a memory of our community’s history. The Most Beautiful Tornado was a rare category 3 tornado that moved across the plains north of Laramie.
I was honored to be selected for this exhibition at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum. SWEET, Golden and Delicious … “Faculty-select and Museum-certified” was an invitational exhibition of studio and design alumni artists that presented recent work by six dozen artists from that last five decades and representing eleven areas of visual study. Artists needed to be actively practicing and showing their work. Works on view represented a variety of approaches including photography, sculpture, fiber, jewelry and metalwork, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, painting, drawing, graphic design, and time arts. The exhibition was on view through October 19, 2018, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL.
History or Art?Studio Art Review published a review of Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine, New Work by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson in the September 4, 2018 online Wyoming news publication WyoFile. The exhibitions were in two locations: the University of Wyoming Visual Art Building Gallery, Laramie and the Lander Art Center.