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Elmhurst Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Stephen Eichhorn: Floral Burst
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst , IL 60126


January 13th, 2012 - March 31st, 2012
 
, Stephen EichhornStephen Eichhorn
© Courtesy of the artist and Elmhurst Art Museum
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hand-cut paper collages
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Chicago artist Stephen Eichhorn creates delicate hand-cut paper collages from photos of foliage—palm fronds, grasses, leaves and flowers. Quiet and poetic, Eichhorn’s work radiates a complex harmony between the natural and handmade world. Eichhorn’s new work has on black backgrounds creates a floating image in cosmic space. Though complexly layered and intuitively organized, the work exudes a simple elegance. Eichhorn’s floral arrangements suggest an underlying structural rhythm to growth, adaptation and accumulation. The painstaking and delicate method Eichhorn uses to make his pieces mirrors the natural process of fertilization, evolution and exuberant proliferation. Eichhorn’s new work begins to loosen his collage style, reducing or abandoning framework and creating draping compositions. The work embodies the delicate architecture of orchid petals and his larger free-form installations take on the appearance of blankets quilted from Japanese maple leaves.


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