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Collage of work by Natia Kapanadze and Simiya Sudduth (left); aerial photo by Aaron Owens (right).

Confluences—A Mississippi Panorama

November 2, 2018 - November 16, 2018
Opening reception, 5:30p
Weitman Gallery, Lower Level, Steinberg Hall

Opening reception, 5:30p, Friday, November 2, in conjunction with the GAC Social Hour.

The Confluences landscape architecture studio has drifted down river roads, from St. Louis to New Orleans, contemplating patterns—of extraction, production, trade, hydrology, ecology, and ideology—in the Mississippi River system.

We invite you to join us in a Mississippi panorama at the Weitman Gallery, where students are processing and projecting their research and site propositions for Fort Defiance State Park, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Moving images conflate student research with the existing site. A still photo series documents a site-based performance. Live, in the gallery, you can receive a reading from the Mississippi River Tarot.

The panorama is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30–5:30p. Mississippi Tarot readings will be available during this time.

Students: Virginia Eckinger, Sebastian Jin, Natia Kapanadze, Lauren McDaniel, Nicholas Oriss, Haihan Qu, Simiya Sudduth, Dongzhe Tao, and Xiaoxi Yuan.

Instructor: Micah Stanek

Adjacent to the studio work, invited geographer artist Aaron Owens displays new works of video and photography. His aerial imagery has informed the studio from the beginning, aiding students in understanding the intermingling of the two mighty rivers at Fort Defiance. Aaron’s new work draws little distinction between human life and the river, conflating industrial processes with landscape production.