USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Lusus Naturae Video Installation

January 30, 2020 to March 12, 2020
USM Art Gallery, Gorham
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Lusus Naturae is on view at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus January 30 - March 12, 2020. This large-scale animated video and sound installation by Ólöf Nordal, Gunnar Karlsson and the composer Thuridur Jónsdóttir was originally mounted at the Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Art, Iceland, 2014.

Closing Reception: Thursday, March 12, 6-8 pm
Please join us for a gallery performance with the video at 6:15 pm followed by a brief Q&A with Artist-in-Residence Ólöf Nordal. School of Music students: Christopher Petterson, Flute; Devin Adams, Contrabassoon; Jonas Rimkunas, Tenor. USM SoM Faculty: Thomas Parchman, performance coordinator; Krysia Tripp, flute; and guest Carl Dimow, USM ’86, flute.

Lusus Naturae is sponsored by the CAHS Dean’s Cultural Affairs Fund and USM Student Life and co-organized with the USM School of Music. Special thanks to SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal, USM Assistant Professor of Lighting Design; Lori Arsenault, former Performing Arts Operations and Concert Manager; and Alan Kaschub, Director, USM School of Music. Ólöf Nordal’s artist residency is sponsored by the Warren Memorial Foundation Visiting Artist Series and the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) with additional community support from the Maine International Trade Center.

For the exhibition essay by Carolyn Eyler, click on the learn more link on the top right. 

Contact Information

Carolyn Eyler