“At SiTE:LAB, a site-specific installation-based art collective from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Blane De St. Croix has created an impressive installation of rocks, complete with moss and small pools of water. . . . it’s a striking comment on the complicated, ongoing relationship between humans and the natural world.” —Artnet News
SiTE:LAB participated in the 3rd edition of the UNTITLED art fair in Miami from December 1 - 7, 2014, featuring a new site-specific installation by Brooklyn-based artist Blane De St. Croix.
High Rise is a monumental/miniature sculpture referencing both the beauty and devastation upon the Florida Everglades, including issues of encroachment, climate change and the myriad of ways human behavior effects and modifies the natural landscape. Blane De St. Croix’s work explores the geopolitical landscape through sculpture, architecturally intervening installation and work on paper. The work formally draws from the historical references of the landscape painting tradition and its accepted sublime beauty, but it is further interested in contemporary societies underlying ecological and political conflicts that uniquely frame the memory of the current landscape.
SiTE:LAB's participation in UNTITLED was generously supported by Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.
Blane De St. Croix