Suzanne Anker, Lillian Ball, John Bowman, Chuck Cave, Kim Dickey, Rebecca DiDomenico, Jim Dingilian, Drew Dominick, Ellen Driscoll, Mary Ehrin, Madeleine Hatz, Linda Herritt, Elana Herzog, Lisa Hoke, Stacy Levy, Terry Maker, Howard McCalebb, Burt Payne 3, Kate Petley, Elizabeth Olbert, Helen O'Leary, Katie Holten, Julia Poitras Santos, Bruce Price, Chandler Romeo, Ann Shostrom, Peter Soriano, Sarah Schwartz, Yuken Teruya, Kim Turos, John Torreano, Sarah Vanderlip, Jaeha Yoo
Archipelago was a series of collaborative multimedia installations that raised questions of scale, intimacy, and territoriality. The primary tools of the exhibitions were common domestic materials used by artists to describe geological forms that evoke landscape and interior topographies. Among the materials used were plastic drinking cups, glass photographic plates, leather, rubber, carpet, cloth, and cellophane. These hybrid installations crossed boundaries between sculpture and painting.
Originally conceived by artist Ann Shostrom for Arti et Amicitiae, an artists' guildhall in Amsterdam, Archipelago became a replicating landscape of endless variation. "A sea with many islands" is the original meaning of "archipelago." The collaboration with MCA DENVER led to the inclusion of thirty-three artists from six states and three countries and made a seascape of dynamic and diverse contrasts.