The work of Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari reconfigures the relationship between the manmade environment and natural surroundings through installations, public interventions, and performances. Historical and traditional references of a location incite the artist to create communal settings for individual reflection on the role the hand of man plays on the makeup of the `natural´ world and ownership of the landscape.

Artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer explores issues of mortality, decay and rebirth in two and three dimensions, building installations that take off from where her drawings leave off, using and reusing materials from one work to the next.

This exhibition is part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) from Aug 9–18, 2019. Giuseppe Licari’s residency and installations are supported through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, part of BCA’s ‘Ecoventions Breckenridge’ project.

Photos courtesy MING Studios and Gretchen Marie Schaefer