Haines Gallery is pleased to present A Cure for Everything, a group exhibition bringing together works by nine artists working in photography, print, and video. Employing alternative or experimental techniques, each of the artists in the show push the boundaries and possibilities of how we picture the landscape.
The exhibition’s title is drawn from Isak Dinesen’s short story, The Deluge at Norderney, in which four strangers at a seaside resort trade tales as they seek refuge from rising floodwaters. As in Dineson’s writing, the works featured in A Cure for Everything picture the sea specifically, and nature generally, as place for healing and regeneration; a place for leisure and the implications of class access which follow; as destructive, regenerative, sublime, fragile, and ultimately essential.
A Cure for Everything includes new works by 2018 Guggenheim Fellow David Maisel (b. 1961, lives and works in San Francisco, CA). Aerial images from Maisel’s latest series, Desolation Desert, reveal how copper and lithium mining in Chile’s arid Atacama Desert have dramatically transformed the landscape. The exhibit also features work by Johanna Billing, John Chiara, Linda Connor, Kota Ezawa, Binh Danh, Roy Lichtenstein, Chris McCaw, and Meghann Riepenhoff.