Exhibit :: Finding Meaning in Place :: October 31 - November 29

Finding Meaning in Place
October 31 - November 29
BAC, McCormick Gallery, 320 Newbury St. Boston

Finding Meaning in Place investigates the dynamic relationship between landscape architects, artists, and the communities they serve. This exhibition introduces designers who respond to site, culture, and history to create works that make evident their collaboration with communities and sites. The Boston Architectural College presents this exhibition as part of its focus on urban landscapes.

Mikyoung Kim, landscape architect, creates a place of gathering and discovery in her ChonGae Source Point Park in Seoul, Korea. Through her practice and academic teaching, she merges different disciplines of design; landscape, architecture, sculpture, and graphic design to explore new parameters for the making of land architecture. Mikyoung holds a masters degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelors degree in Sculpture and Music from Oberlin College and Conservatory. Her recent studios include: Sonic Structure: The Architecture of Contrapuntal Music, Liquid Zone: The Charles River Basin, FALL happening : Ritual in Landscape, and Drawing As Process: Speculative Acts.

Charles Anderson, a licensed Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience, has diverse completed projects ranging from neighborhood parks to New York’s American Museum of Natural History. Much of his work is concentrated in the Pacific Rim including the Pacific Northwest and China. Museum and cultural institution work is a key interest of Charles, which includes works such as the visitor centers at Mount St. Helens, the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, and Anchorage Museum of History and Art Expansion Project.

Ross Miller is a visual artist with many completed works in New England, whose sculptural work integrates art into the public landscape. Through site-based, history inspired projects, his work reinforces community identity in outdoor spaces, and creates places for private reflection within public environments. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.

This McCormick Gallery exhibition is linked to a Public Art intensive course, sponsored by the BAC’s School of Landscape Architecture, taught this semester by Ross Miller, held on November 14th. There will be a preceding panel discussion that examines the interface between public art and landscape architecture on November 11th at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall with President Ted Landsmark, Mikyoung Kim, Ross Miller, Dennis Kois Executive Director of DeCordova Museum, and Mary Smith, Principal Planner for the City of Quincy as speakers.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public.