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W&L’s Staniar Gallery Presents ‘the landscape is not still’ The show will be on view from Feb. 14 through March 18, and artist Leah Raintree will give a public talk on Feb. 15.

Leah-Raintree66-600x400 W&L’s Staniar Gallery Presents ‘the landscape is not still’Image caption: hand that breaks the weather: Athabasca; gelatin silver print; 2019, 36×36 inches

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery presents “the landscape is not still,” a solo exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Leah Raintree. The show, which consists of ceramic pieces and photographic prints, will be on view from Feb. 14 through March 18.

Raintree will give a public artist’s talk on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception for the artist. The exhibition and related events are free and open to the public. All attendees are expected to be masked indoors in compliance with the university’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Raintree’s artistic practice addresses humans’ relationship to time, scale and ecology through process-based interactions with sites and materials, with projects arising from a hybrid of research and physical engagement in place.

She works across sculpture, drawing and photography to distill correlations between human and geologic scales, capturing points of interaction within natural and manmade phenomena. Raintree’s work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at The Noguchi Museum in New York. She has been awarded numerous artist-in-residence fellowships, including at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and at Workspace and Process Space, among others.

Raintree holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree from Parsons, the New School for Design.

The Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall in W&L’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.