The New Explorers book launch
10.27.2015, 7:09 am
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We’re pleased to pass on the news that Kris Timken’s book, The New Explorers: Making Meaning in the 21st Century American Landscape, will be launched November 19 in Portland, Oregon.

The launch will include a panel discussion among Kris Timken, artists Camille Seaman, Linda K. Johnson and curator Prudence Roberts from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. The event is free and open to the public, please come if you are in the area.

Kris first contacted FOP/smudge in 2012 for an interview to be included in the book, and since then she has been incredibly dedicated to bringing the project into print. The book includes a foreword by Lucy Lippard and is currently available for pre-order.

We applaud Kris’s tireless efforts and are incredibly honored to be included in this collection of artist.  We have been inspired by each of them: Cynthia Hooper, Rachel Sussman, Camille Seaman, Allison Davies, Sarah Kanouse, Amy Balkin, Sune Woods, Linda K. Johnson, Christy Ghast, Amy Stein and Marie Lorenz.

Matthew Coolidge, founder of The Center for Land Use and Interpretation, has offered this endorsement:

This book offers a compelling selection of some innovative creative interpreters of the American land. Through their endeavors, these inspired artists help widen the spectrum of perceptual possibilities. They evoke the charisma and courage of the original explorers of the new nation, but probe instead into the world that we made, collectively –  a constructed landscape whose complexities and mysteries are as rich and varied as its inhabitants.

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