Symbiotic is the product of a temporary collaboration between Grand Valley's Curatorial Studio and artists from the University of Iowa. It is a student-curated group show with a thematic emphasis on human impact and environmental intervention. The featured artists find common interests in matters of mapping and landscape, particularly in the relationship between our collective conceptions and depictions of the American heartland in both data and image. The Curatorial Studio here plays an intermediary role by joining geographically distinct locales with a concern for the interstitial space therein, both physical and cultural.
Statement by Drew Pettinga. Photographs by Zach Polmanteer.