"Element Flux" begins an investigation by Chicago area artists of the classic elements: earth, wind, fire and water. Artists are invited to create visual works of one or more of these elements and/or invented new elements, reference the real elements in the periodic table or expand on the concept of the classic fifth element: Ether.
Many philosophies have a set of classical elements believed to be the essential parts from which our physical and spiritual world are based. The classic four elements refer to ancient beliefs based on natural observation of the world around us and the components that make up that world or network. It is our earliest theory of chemical element study. The start of our science, our alchemy.
The program "Element Flux: is an artist's group study where science and philosophy fuse through collaboration in a visual forum. The installation is akin to a metaphorical periodic table. The exhibition will have an online archive to serve as a record of the participants' creative imagination.
Element Flux participating artists:
Caroline Anderson • Sharon Bladholm • Ernest Boehm
Laura Cerf-Dahl • George C. Clark • Laura Coyle
Frank Crowley • Deirdre Fox • Anne Farley Gaines
Victoria Fuller • Kathryn Gauthier • Martin Giese
Ken Gold • Steve Grant • Judith Gries • Matthew Groves
Fletcher Hayes • Alan Emerson Hicks • Jeanine Hill-Soldner
Sandra Holubow • Virginia Hurley • Janet Jaffke
Eve Jensen • Robert Kameczura • Donna June Katz
Pauline Kochanski • Carol Lader • Deborah Maris Lader
Kim Laurel • Richard Laurent • Beth Laurin
Greg Mejia • BettyAnn Mocek • Geoffrey Novelli
Sarah Nishiura • Christine O’Connor • Mary O’Shaughnessy
Joyce Owens • Tom Robinson • Jean Scott
Steve Sherrell • Beth Shadur • Evan Silver
Jeff Stevenson • Karen Tichy • Lee Tracy
Michael Thompson • Charlie Van Gilder • Maureen Warren
Kathy Weaver • Marzena Ziejka • Jill Zylke
Element Flux ©2011 Fletcher Hayes & Kim Laurel Collaborations
Article in The Columbia Chronicle, 11-07-11:
"Elements influencing art in exhibit"
Element Flux at Jackson Junge Gallery, developed by Fletcher Hayes & Kim Laurel Collaborations, is part of Chicago Artists Month 2011, the sixteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.