Eternal Harvest

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The exhibition Eternal Harvest reimagines familiar agrarian implements and landscape to illustrate and celebrate the land, as well as the coming and going of the livelihood it brings. The multimedia exhibition will incorporate film, photography, and quilts in a stunning celebration of the relationships between the farmer and the land that is spiritual, interdependent, and profound.

This exhibition presents an extraordinary opportunity to present innovative multimedia installation art in a familiar and very approachable way. With video and twenty-nine quilts and photographs, it explores an expansive array of both traditional and pioneering artistic expressions—visual, conceptual, theatrical, technological, temporal, spatial—to communicate the story of a farming community, a farming family, and an individual’s consideration of legacy, life, and afterlife.

Artist David Wayne Reed explores the inherent spiritual connection to the earth and the cycles of life that are ancient, ancestral, and eternal.  Says Reed, “The relationship between farmer and land is spiritual, interdependent, and profound. It is an exercise in having faith in a seed’s future. It is the ritual of daily chores. It is the consequent prayers for rain and sunshine. It is the gratitude for a bountiful harvest. It is the inevitable surrender to the Winter. When I was a young man, I asked my father about the idea of reincarnation. He said that the idea was plausible and offered the idea of a volunteer crop of wheat, or a perennial plant as possible evidence. Life continues from birth to death, from seed to harvest, again and again, he reasoned, creating a vision of the farm as a mandala of life—seasonal, perpetual, unrelenting, and eternal.”

Venues can focus on the shared perspectives and living patterns that unite us, setting the stage for a very uplifting community experience.

David Wayne Reed is a writer, director, producer, and visual artist. He has been awarded a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and Spencer Museum of Art, along with two Inspiration Grants from Arts KC; has won multiple Best of Awards from Pitch Weekly; and has been writer-in-residence at Charlotte Street and Escape to Create.

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Tour Schedule

Eternal Harvest is touring June 2020 through May 2025. The dates below reflect seven-week exhibition periods. Dates are subject to change; please contact MoreArt@maaa.org or (800) 473-3872 x208/209 for current availability.

Exhibition Details

29 works (quilts and photos) and one video (11 minutes, 51 seconds)

  • Content

    Fee Includes
    Press Kit
    Registrar’s Packet
    Programming Guide
    Gallery Guide
    Text Panels
    Narrative Labels
    Full Insurance
    Installation Instructions
    Custom-Designed and Built Crates

  • Curated By

  • Organized By

    ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO

  • Out-of-Region Rental Fee

    $6,770

  • In-Region Rental Fee

    $4,070

  • Duration

    seven-week display

  • Shipping

    Van Line

  • Running Feet

    145 minimum

  • Square Feet

  • Security

    Moderate B

  • Number of Crates/Total Weight

    four crates

  • Insurance

    The exhibition is fully insured by ExhibitsUSA at no additional expense to you, both while installed and during transit.