Michelle Droll: Landslide Between a Rock and a Place

Judith Bear Isroff Gallery
October 29, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Captivated by the idea of “building” a landscape painting out of the junk that’s found in the contemporary landscape, Kent area artist Michelle Droll questions, “What do we actually see when looking at landscape?” Using scraps from her studio, Styrofoam and other recycled man-made materials, Droll transforms the museum’s Judith Bear Isroff gallery with a vibrant sculptural installation that brings landscape painting to life while at the same time referencing present-day environmental concerns.
Landslide: Between a Rock and a Place’s representation of landscape as both a physical and imaginary place joins SuperNatural: Landscapes by Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood as a complement to the museum’s presentation of Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism, an exhibition of more than 50 impressionist paintings.
This exhibition was organized by the Akron Art Museum and is supported by the museum’s Evelyne Shaffer Endowment for Exhibitions.