October 19 – November 18, 2018
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 26, 7 – 9 PM
Inside Art Silverpoint Drawing Workshop: November 11, 1 PM – 4 PM, $25
Invasive documents the transformed – and transforming – landscape of the mid-Atlantic investigating the ways in which “Nature” and the “natural” shift under the shadow of the Anthropocene. The postcard-sized drawings of Invasive depict monumental masses of invasive plants blanketing the native landscape along highways in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Originally introduced by humans both inadvertently and intentionally, invasive species such as English ivy (Hedera helix), tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata), outcompete native plants in the region and impact entire ecosystems. Rendered through intricate mark-making and subtle tones of silverpoint, images of this dense vegetation ebb and flow through the series. Invasive and native plants amass, becoming amorphous, impenetrable, and at times, almost monstrous, bound only by the sharp edge of the road and empty sky. While perspective and point of view shifts across the drawings, the human imprint upon the landscape remains unrelenting.
Learn about Andrea Sherrill Evans’ upcoming workshops Silverpoint Drawing