Being There: Landscape, Memory, and Monument - Opening Reception @ The Green Art Gallery at Biola University, La Mirada [5 September]

Being There: Landscape, Memory, and Monument - Opening Reception

18:30 - 20:30

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The Green Art Gallery at Biola University
13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, California 90639
The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery at Biola University is proud to present the exhibition «BEING THERE: Landscape, Memory, and Monument». Please join us on Tuesday, September 5th to celebrate the opening with a gallery reception from 6:30-8:30pm!

Featuring artwork by: Jonathan Anderson, Stephen Berens, Gregory Michael Hernandez, j.frede, Claudia Morales McCain, Michelle Westmark Wingard, and Amber Jean Young

“Geography is mostly about how we strive to feel at home on Earth, rooted in place; yet … we never quite succeed.”
— Yi-Fu Tuan, from Place, Art, and Self (2004)

The seven artists featured in this exhibition are in varied ways exploring the more beguiling aspects of our relationship to landscape. We often look to physical places as a way of grounding our own place in the world. We keep snapshots of the places we’ve been and use them to recall and share our stories; we build monuments to ensure certain stories survive; and we journey to these historical sites to commune with the past. It is tempting to imagine that this connection to both personal and cultural histories is as fixed and concrete as our tactile physical experience, but direct access is always thwarted. Our connection is fragmented and mediated. The ground is always shifting. Even returning to familiar places, the earth beneath our feet is never quite the same. Acceptance of this fraught process, however, does little to assuage the enduring desire to be securely placed. The longing persists, and we continue to wrestle with the implications of rooting our stories in a shifting landscape.

The exhibition will be on view August 28 — September 22, 2017.


The Green Art Gallery at Biola University is located on the Biola campus, near the bell tower and adjacent to Mayers Auditorium. See campus maps at

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Admission is free for all visitors.

Parking information: Campus visitors should enter campus at the main Biola University entrance on Biola Avenue. Parking for visitors is free with a visitor parking pass, obtained from the attendant at the entrance to campus.


The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery presents a program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions on the campus of Biola University. Located in the greater Los Angeles area, the Green Art Gallery is well positioned to represent a vital Christian worldview within the critical dialogue of contemporary visual art and to produce engaging exhibitions that grapple with issues concerning the intersection of faith with art and culture. The Green Art Gallery also provides professional development opportunities for Biola art students through gallery exhibitions and internships.


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