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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

CHERAYA ESTERS / JEREMY TIDD


21ST CENTURY GHOSTS
December 16, 2009 - January 8, 2010
ARTIST TALK - FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH AT 8PM.

21ST CENTURY GHOSTS is an homage and memorial to the Tsuga Canadensis, the largest natural evergreen conifer in the eastern United States. According to the artists, "they generally stand full grown at a height of about 100 ft, but exceptional trees have been found up to 173 feet. The oldest recorded specimen was at least 554 years old.

Unlike deciduous trees that lose their leaves these trees suck carbon out of the air year round. The effects of this change in the carbon cycle are not yet known; what is obvious is that eastern American ecosystems are changing dramatically. This is a memorial to the Tsuga Canadensis and America's eastern landscape."

Artists:Cheraya Esterslives and works in Philadelphia PA. She creates wooden sculptures that deal with the blue-collar lifestyle and the evolution of labor in America. Esters' work consistently expresses the need for self-reliance and appreciation for natural materials.

Jeremy Tidd lives and works in Washington DC. He is half of the art collaborative the YAY team. Tidd is a professional gardener and draws inspiration from his intimate relationship with landscapes, both urban and wild.

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-607-3804
www.civilianartprojects.com

Civilian will be open by appointment only until "Don't Look Now!" opens on January 15th.

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