Forces of Nature

December 13, 2018 – January 23, 2019

Rebecca Hutchinson, "Patterns of Nature, Blue" (detail)

The beauty and wonder of nature provides us with endless visual influences and opens infinite possibilities for art making. Experiences with the natural world can evoke memories, enhance the meaning of imagery and inspire the creative process. Artists Rebecca Hutchinson, Elena Lyakir and Amy Talluto guide us through their visions in Forces of Nature. Curated by Laura Schroeder and Claudia Schipper.

Rebecca Hutchinson

Rebecca Hutchinson, "Four Square Lavender with Green", 2015. Fired and unfired porcelain paper clay, handmade paper, organic material, 5' x 5' x 10"
Rebecca Hutchinson, "Pulp painting #14", 2017. Handmade paper, chincolet, 17.5" x 70”
Rebecca Hutchinson, "Droop Little Pink", 2015. Fired and unfired porcelain paper clay, handmade paper, organic material
. 40" x 26" x 8"

Elena Lyakir

Elena Lyakir, "Dream Of Zenith" from the Aves series, 2013. Edition: 1 of 10 (10 editions in 3 sizes) Archival inkjet print, 20” x 30” (image 18” x 27”)
Elena Lyakir, "Gravity of Love" from the Locus of Memory series, 2018. Edition: 1 of 10 (10 editions in 3 sizes) Archival inkjet print, 20” x 25” (image 17” x 22”)
Elena Lyakir, "Hypnos" from The Olive Tree Chronicles series, 2014. Edition: 1 of 5, Archival inkjet print, 10” x 10” (image 7” x 7”)

Amy Talluto

Amy Talluto, "Half-Gauze and Green", 2017. Oil on canvas, 50” x 64”
Amy Talluto, "Three Beeches", 
2017. Graphite on paper, 11” x 7”
Amy Talluto, "Silver Rim of the Cool", 2017. Oil on panel, 24” x 18”

Thursday, December 13, 6 – 8 pm – Opening Reception

Friday, December 14, 10 am – 7:15 pm – Tax-Free Sales Day 

Friday, December 14, 6 – 7:15 pm – Art Lounge:  Extended Gallery Hours prior to Friends Friday Film, Maudie

Friday, December 14, 7:30 pm – Friends Friday Film: Maudie in the Cole Auditorium

Sunday, January 6, 2:00 pm –  Artist Talk with Amy Talluto

Sunday, January 20, 2:00 pm – Artist Talk with Elena Lyakir

Here are some books that have influenced artists in Forces of Nature:

Heat Waves in a Swamp: the Paintings of Charles Burchfield, by Charles Burchfield, 2009

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, by Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2014

Gaugin: Metamorphoses, 2014

Deep South, by Sally Mann, 2005

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 2018

Anselm Kiefer, by Anselm Kiefer, 2014

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