September 11 – October 5, 2018

  • Artist Art Talk: Monday, September 10, 7:00 pm
  • Play application & piano: Wednesday, September 18, 12 pm 
  • CAW: Thursday September 20, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Closing Reception : Friday, October 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

CORPUS straddles between art / science, the human body / the body of the earth. Jay Noller and Craig Goodworth’s installation works respond to their residencies at Playa Summer Lake.

CORPUS is a multi-site exhibition: installation in the Main Gallery and companion land-based artwork at the Old Cox Butte Cemetery near Junction City, OR. It includes an altered log, piano, soil, rope and video documentation. 

Noller and Goodworth’s collaboration originates in their residencies at Playa Summer Lake in 2017. They will respond in the Main Gallery space with a series of vertical strands and a horizontally constructed ground plane. At a second site (historic Cox Butte Cemetery), they will execute a series of land-based studies. Cox Butte has returned to pioneer practices for allowing bodies to return to the earth via natural burial processes.

Map of second CORPUS installation

Map to CORPUS installation Old Cox Butte Cemetery

The incremental process of installation in both spaces is itself a performance for the public to view. At various designated times during the exhibit/performance, Noller and Goodworth will be present in the Main Gallery as well as at the Cox Butte Cemetery site. (Schedule TBA and posted at the exhibit.) Noller and Goodworth’s work is nature, nature’s processes and environment based. They share this process in their exhibit/performance.

CORPUS continued a month of Artists@Work in the gallery. September 4-8, artists Andrew Myers, Julia Oldham, Milla Oliveira and Chris Adams share their artistic practices; the rest of September will be the evolving collaborative installation by Jay Noller and Craig Goodworth. This month continues the art making activity of this summer’s Arts Alive series on the plaza by bringing it into the gallery.