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Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment

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A Measure of Consumption...168 feet and Bag Coral, 2010 and 2011 Braided Plastic Bags Variable © Courtesy of the Artist
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link, 2011 Wood and Glue © Barbara Cooper and Perimeter Gallery
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MAZ Calle Liberty, 2011 Drawing and Monoprint © Courtesy of the Artist
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Hadrian's Library, Greece, 2008 Pinhole Photography © Courtesy of the Artist
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Rocky Road, 2012 Digital Collage © Courtesy of the Artist
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Nora's Roses, 2012 Archival Pigment Print © Courtesy of the Artist
Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment

201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
May 28th, 2013 - October 25th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/l...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
info-lockport@museum.state.il.us
PHONE:  
815-838-7400
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 12noon to 5pm.
TAGS:  
photography, contemporary, mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Fragile Relations highlights the work of fourteen Illinois artists who are inspired by nature and the environment and show diverse ways of perceiving and experiencing the world.  Further, through their work these artists delve into both the internal—or personal—and the external—or shared—environments.  Through a process of reclaiming, Mary Ellen Croteau, Carole Komarek, Michele Stutts, and Toby Zallman transform discarded materials into beautiful works of art.  Denise Bellezzo, Barbara Cooper, and Donna Hapac incorporate natural materials into work that reflect the balances, transformations, and humor in nature. Photographers Xavier Nuez, Jeff Crisman, Jean Sousa, Nora Lloyd, Marjorie David, and Mayra Pimentel explore the world around us—large and small, real and imaginary—revealing the junctures between humans and nature.  Alex Lopez’s mixed media video installations invite the audience to experience an environment that is both beautiful and slightly disturbing.