ECOLOGICAL ART REVIEW 2014 Update
"Earth Art, also known as "Ephemeral Art", is an exciting genre of art that has grown out of the contemporary world's growing environmental consciousness. Art is created using natural elements - earth, stone, trees, plants, even ice, to create an art form that dialogues with nature"/John K. Grande, Ephemeral Art Curator,2014
JULY 2014 ISSUE: Ephemeral art curator, John K. Grande/EARTH ART 2014/Royal Botanical Gardens/Canada
"Cultural identity is as necessary to humanity as the sun is to nature, for it guides us to identify who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. The impulse to create reflects an implicit desire to improve the world around us. Art can no longer be purely object based. The limits imposed on us by nature are guiding us to establish a new global ethic that involves the mutual respect between living things. Art draws upon that flow of energies that is part of the process of life, the procreative core of our need to transform, enrich express" from "The Spiritual in Art linking Nature to it All" by John K. Grande/1997
Writer and art critic John Grande's reviews and feature articles have been published extensively in Artforum, Vice Versa, SCULPTURE Art Papers, British Journal of Photography, La revue Espace, Public Art Review, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Season Magazine ECOARTNETEcological Art REVIEW Ceramics Monthly, Etc, Fiberarts, Art On Paper, Vie des Arts and Circa (Ireland).
Projects include curating an ECO-ART 2011 Exhibition at PORI ART MUSEUM/Finland
An international Earth Art sculpture show at the Royal Botanical Gardens Sculpture in Ontario and an International Sculpture symposium titled Culture Sculpture Sculpture symposium at Sackville, New Brunswick, international culture capital of Canada for 2008. Also, writings on Contemporary Art, and an edition titled Stonehenge & Avesbury with some words by John Grande and Block Prints by Arnold Shives.
The author of Balance: Art and Nature (Black Rose Books, 2004), Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Books, 1998), Jouer avec le feu: Armand Vaillancourt: Sculpteur engage (Montreal: Lanctot, 2001), and Art Nature Dialogues (SUNY Press, New York, 2004), John Grande has co-authored Nils-Udo: Art with Nature (Wienand Verlag/Ludwig Forum, Koln, Germany 2000), Le Mouvment Intuitif; Patrick Dougherty and Adrian Maryniak (Atelier 340, Bruxelles); Nature the End of Art: Alan Sonfist Landscapes (2004)
Mr. Grandešs Art Nature Dialogues was published by SUNY Press in 2004 as was A Biomass Continuity in collaboration with Coco Gordon (Go If Press). Mr. Grande's Dialogues in Diversity: Art from Marginal to Mainstream was published in 2006
Mr. Grande is a Contributing Editor to Sculpture (USA) and Art Papers (Atlanta) and English section Editor for Vie des Arts Magazine.
His poetry has been published in Revue des animaux and Vice versa Magazine. John Grande has published numerous catalogue essays on selected artists and has taught art history at Bishops University.
John K. Grande/Smart Project Space (Excerpt from Discussion on Ecological Thinking/2008
2012 NEWS UPDATE
ECO-ARTS SALON...July 25, 2012 Vancouver, Canada
2014 NEWS UPDATE
EARTH ART 2014 at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, Canada/Ephemeral Art Curator John K. Grande