humanNATURE

An Online Exhibit

February 15 - March 31

Curated By

Niels Burger and Jill Grimes

Participating Artists

(Click on names for further information)

This exhibit considers the relationship

between the human and the natural worlds. It explores the many ways artists are thinking about, and responding to, nature, from close observation to narrative and metaphor, from work that looks at the threats of climate crisis and mass extinction to art that is personal and intimate. Our goal is to showcase a wide range of ideas, media, and perspectives, serving to evoke the complex and layered connections between us and our world.

Check out the Musa Blog for additional content about featured artists:

Small Gestures

wood, paint

7" x 6" x 16"

2021

North Star

Wood, paint

20" x 1 1/2" x 30"

2021

Small Gestures

Detail

North Star

Detail

Bird by Bird

Wood, steel, epoxy, paint

6 1/2" x 20" x 22"

2020

Blue Vase

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel

8.5" x 12"

2021

Flower Vase III

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel

9" x 12" x 2.5"

2020

Blue Vase

Detail

Flower Vase III

alternative view

Flower Vase

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel

11.25" x 9"

2020

Images courtesy of Chase Young Gallery

Fossil Free Kid

Paper-Cut, Colored Digitally

11" x 17"

2018

No New Fossil Fuel Projects 2

Paper-cut, Colored Digitally

11"x17"

2018

Green New Deal

Paper-Cut, Colored Digitally

11" x 17"

2019

No New Fossil Fuel Projects

Paper-cut, Colored Digitally

(Drawn by Jan Burger and cut by Alma Scott)

11"x17"

2016

Infinite Immensity

Color Pencil on Arches Paper

22" x 30"

2015

Botanical I

Color Pencil on Arches Paper

24" x 32"

2018

Intangible Aspects of the Forest

Color Pencil on Arches Paper

20" x 26"

2015

Breathe the air that rests upon the Horizon

Color Pencil on Arches paper

48" x 60"

2019

Tilted Expanse

Oil on Canvas

20" x 16"

2020

Solitary Drift

Oil on Canvas

40" x 30"

2019

Reach

Oil on Canvas

16" x 16"

2019

Tilt

Oil on Canvas

30" x 24"

2019

King of the Mountain

Oil on Canvas

14" x 11"

2020

Afternoon County Mayo

11" x 14"

Oil on Canvas

2020

Head Spring

Oil on Canvas

14" x 11"

2020

Contrition

Oil on Canvas

14" x 11"

2021

Apparvit

Oil on Linen

16" x 20"

2019

Untitled

Oil on Linen

11" x 14"

2018

Homecoming

Oil on Linen

22" x 30" 

2020

Out of My Head

Watercolor on Paper

8" x 6"

2021

Find my Voice

Oil on Canvas

28" x 22"

2021

Memory Get Out

Oil on Canvas

28" x 22"

2021

The Touch

Monoprint

16.5 x 20.5"

2020

Psychic Corporeal Map: Hell

Graphite on Paper

18" x 24"

2020

Psychic Corporeal Map: Earth

Graphite on Paper

18" x 24"

2020

Psychic Corporeal Map: Heaven

Graphite on Paper

18" x 24"

2021

Device for Thinking-with Plants, Study

Graphite on Paper

9" x 12"

2020

Device for Thinking- with Plants

Found Sticks, Cardboard, Hot Glue Gun, Leaf Parts, Cement, Golden Pothos, Spider Plant

Dimensions Variable

2020

Discoidea

Crocheted Plastic, Wire and Resin

4’ x 4’ x 15”

2020

Seedpod

Crocheted plastic, wire and resin,

15” x 15” x 15”

2017

Capsule

Crocheted plastic, wire and resin

 30” x 19” x 14”

2018

Discoidea

detail

Seedpod

detail

Capsule

detail

High Tide

Acrylic and oil on dyed canvas

20" x 18"

2020

Sea Barge IV

Oil on Panel

16" x 20"

2020

Endless Columns (Brancusi)

Oil on Panel

24" x 20"

2020

Sea Barge III

Oil on Panel

16" x 20"

2020

Map of New York Wilderness 1869

India ink, walnut ink and ink on Paper

42" x 62"

2020

photo credit: Stewart Clements

Map of New York Wilderness, 1869, detail

Map of Upper Saranac Lake and Surrounding Area, 1954

India ink on Paper

42.5" x 53"

2019

photo credit: Stewart Clements

Map of Adirondack Wilderness 1888

India ink, walnut ink and ink on Paper

86" x 70" (diptych)

2019

photo credit: Julia Featheringill

Miss/Remember/Wish/Save

Above installation: “Ofrendas to a Dying Planet” with Rosalba Solis,  HONK! Music Festival, Somerville, Massachusetts

Multimedia

Dimensions Variable

2019- Ongoing

Solastalgia

Above Installation: The Art of Engagement: Regeneration as Practice” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut

Multimedia

Dimensions Vary

2019