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Fecundity

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Crown (detail), 2012 Acrylic Rhinestones, Cast Polyurethane, Silk Flowers, Mirrored Acrylic, Epoxy Resin, Compass, Enamel Paint, Wood 72"x42"x28" © Courtesy of the artist and Packer Schopf Gallery
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Rising , 2012 Taxidermied Coyote and Rabbit, Mirrored Glass, Crystal, Silver Thread 96 X 22"x 22" © Courtesy of the artist and Packer Schopf Gallery
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Broken Column (detail) , 2012 Mirrored Acrylic, Cast Polyurethane, Fur, Mirrored Glass, Steel, Mpf Board, Glass Eyes 114" X 30" X 40" © Courtesy of the artist and Packer Schopf Gallery
Fecundity

942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60608
February 22nd, 2013 - March 30th, 2013
Opening: February 22nd, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.packergallery.com/index.php
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
packer@packergallery.com
PHONE:  
312.226.8984
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5:30pm

DESCRIPTION

Fecundity - a noun which describes creativity - a fruitful condition in nature as well as within her own being. Nature and the metaphors surrounding Her have been the fertile source of her ideas and works. She listens and acknowledges Her tenuous existence.

Some ideas from the great writer Ed Krantzsuccinctly express Eleanor's art.

"The idea of transformation inherent in Symbolist art is altered in the work of Spiess-Ferris. While her figures, often women, are linked to an earthly world of roots, trees, leaves, and birds, they are also subconsciously distant. This detachment is a means for them to discover their revealed selves and to create an opening to that authentic unconscious portion that dwells unheard and unseen, covered by women's historically apportioned roles and society's masks and conventions"

Excerpted from the artist's exhibition catalogue, Sketches, Orchards & Dark Ponds.