GHOST TOWN PLANET
NAVE GALLERY EXHIBITION • SOMERVILLE, MA
• • • • • • • F E B R U A R Y 2 3 - M A R C H 2 1 • • • • • • •
February 24, 2008 • 1-4 pm
Curators: Martha Friend and Marcella Anna Stasa
Ghost Town Planet, an installation, is a walk-through environment of our mother planet in a process of transformation. Life forms die and decay, creating sustenance for future generations. Civilizations fall, and others emerge slowly over time. Ruination lays bare the underlying structures of a limitless variety of life forms from the animal and plant kingdoms. Ghost Town Planet reveals the remnants of lives that were slowly being swallowed by lives that will be. Nature is a powerful force that consistently through time has succumbed to death and destruction yet prevailed in its insistence on bringing forth new life again. We humans build cities, gather together in villages, create homes, join with nature, defy her, live in awe of nature’s beauty and go to great lengths to annihilate it. Out of this elemental striving and conflict there at times comes a great deal of beauty and an understanding of the ephemeral nature of life as we know it. Fifteen artists come together at the NAVE Gallery to explore ideas of ruination, decay, rebirth, and spirituality.