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The Leaf and the Page

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Brotman_judith
Natural Selection, 2004 Leaf, Embroidery Floss 12 7/8 X 9 7/8 In. © courtesy of the artist
Craig_melissa_jay
That's Life, 2005 Handmade Kozo, Abaca, Flax Paper, Wood 30 X 34 X 12 In. © courtesy of the artist
Godfrey_winnifred
Hollyhocks, 1991 Color Lithograph 26 X 20 In. © Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Shore_rebecca
11-G, 2006 Gouache on Paper 12 X 9 In. © courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery
Wert_eric
Tall, 2002 Graphite on Paper 30 X 20 In. © courtesy of the artist
Young_andrew
C-344 (relic series), 2007 Collage of Hand Painted Painters on Board 22 1/4 X 14 3/4 In. © courtesy of the artist and Alfedena Gallery
The Leaf and the Page
Curated by: Douglas Stapleton

201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
October 20th, 2009 - January 29th, 2010

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:  
mixed-media, realism, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Through their objects, these eleven contemporary artists explore plants as conduits between humanity and the natural world.  This exhibition considers the connection between the historic canon of botanical images (the visual vocabulary of leaves, spines, stems, flowers, trunks, branches, and roots), the plant as specimen, and contemporary practices that imbue the subject with emotive and narrative qualities.  This canon is best defined as art that depicts a plant subject in a way that is both scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing,  Some artists employ traditional approaches and materials--print, drawing, painting--while others replicate botanical plasticity in a range of materials from paper to clay to industrial metal. 

Holiday closures:  November 11; November 26-28; December 24-28; January 1; January 18