It’s the best of the Romantics, like Caspar David Friedrich, who show us that it’s possible to strike an emotional chord with just a few trees, a horizon line, and some mysterious shadows. Kim Krans, in her installation at D’Amelio Terras, I stood in the forest and felt nothing, shares much in common with the work of Friedrich. Trees, both plaster and painted, horizon lines, shadows, wisps of clouds, and rocks amid deserted structures work in concert to create a somber meditation on memory and loss in Krans’s installation. Like Friedrich, Kim Krans reminds us that in capable hands, landscape can make meaning that carries beyond its own borders.
Kim Krans: I stood in the forest and felt nothing.
February 17 – March 24, 2007