Over at Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps has a terrific profile of the artist Mia Feuer and the making of her new show, Mia Feuer: An Unkindness, which opens tomorrow at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. Feuer makes art inspired by the ruined landscapes of oil production she has visited around Alberta’s tar sands and mining sites in the Arctic. Among the installations is a skating rink built with petroleum products, on which one visitor at a time can skate. “I always in the back of my mind assumed that somebody somewhere was cleaning this up. I just always thought someone had a plan,” Feuer says.
Mia Feuer: An Unkindness runs through February 23, 2014, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Several public programs are scheduled. More information at the Corcoran’s website.