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"Intervention Landscapes" opens at New Harmony Gallery

"Intervention Landscapes" opens at New Harmony Gallery

9/28/2012 | University Communications

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Intervention Landscapes by Armin Mühsam. The exhibit runs from October 6 through November 11. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. October 6. The reception is free and open to the public. 

Intervention Landscapes is a series of paintings that combine traditional landscape painting with the presence of human-built objects.

“Technology in this sense encompasses all human activity to assert control over the land; in this process, technology also transfers its values and its symbols to architecture," Mühsam said. "Because technology envelops us so thoroughly, we accept it as the only possible reality. The more we are enclosed by it, the less we notice that we lose touch with the natural, unmediated world.”
Mühsam is associate professor of art at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the University of Applied Sciences in München, Germany, and his Master of Fine Art degree in painting at Montana State University.
More information about Mühsam’s work can be found on his website at

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana, and is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

For more information, call 812/682-3156 or visit

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