Humanities Instructor Jared Stanley shared his work Sunday, Nov. 10, during an afternoon of poetry titled, “It Calls from the Creek,” hosted by ART OnSite. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the Nevada City community, the environment and the arts through outdoor art installations along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail.
Jared Stanley is a member of the public art group Unmanned Minerals which created “It Calls From the Creek,” a series of 10 installations along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City. Jared is the author of two books, “Weeds” and “Book Made of Forest,” as well as other published work. The tribute trail will be open through September 2014.
The three members of Unmanned Minerals (Jared, Matthew Hebert, and Gabie Strong) formed an interdisciplinary California and Nevada-based art collective interested in the ways history and language mediate landscape. Together, they combine individual practices in poetry, design, sculpture, photography, and music, to create collaborative site-specific installations evoking a contemporary Western identity. Strong is an artist and designer exploring spaces of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Stanley is a poet working at the intersection of lyric poetry and land use, and has written two collections of poetry, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest; Matthew Hebert is interested in the creation of objects that generate content and experiences via interactions between the user(s), object(s), and the environment.
You can see Jared read again on at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, at 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, hosted by Small Press Traffic; and as the featured speaker at Writers in the Woods, April 11-12, 2014, at Sierra Nevada College.