Far From the Sea: October Foundation 1998–2003

Joel Fisher (b. 1947)
Isography, 2003
Inkjet print
Courtesy the October Foundation

(March 25–May 20, 2004)

Founded by Dutch artist and printmaker Peter Foolen, in collaboration with Tjeu Teeuwen, art historian and typographer, and Sjra Marx, artist, printmaker and director of the print department of the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht, in 1998, the October Foundation produces publications, editions, and exhibitions that are in some way related to nature, science, poetry, or language. Often featuring artists associated with conceptual art, or in other cases, “concrete poetry”—using text, content, and typography as visual material—this exhibition will range from artists’ books to portfolios and other kinds of limited editions. Artists featured include, among others, Thomas A. Clark, Chris Drury, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Joel Fisher, Lesley Foxcroft, Hamish Fulton, Richard Long, Kees Verbeek, and Hans Waanders. In addition to the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery’s showing of Far From the Sea: October Foundation 1998-2003, the exhibition was shown at Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany, in the fall of 2003, and is scheduled to open later this year at the Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria. Two new limited-edition prints have been published on the occasion of Far From the Sea, each in an edition of 25, and each available for sale through the Fine Arts Gallery. They are: Landschap/Landscape II by Givanni Dalessi (b. Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1964) and Half Mile Walk by Thomas A. Clark (b. Greenock, Scotland, 1944). For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Gallery office at 615-343-1704.

Far From the Sea is organized by the The October Foundation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in cooperation with the Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany; the Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; and the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. The Nashville presentation of Far From the Sea is made possible, in part, by a gift from the Louise Bullard Wallace Foundation, Nashville; the Department of Art and Art History, Vanderbilt University; the University Lectures Committee; a grant from the city of Eindhoven; and a grant from the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.