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SYNTHETIC NATURE

SYNTHETIC NATURE

Artist(s)
Reception
09/03/2021 - 5:00pm
September 3rd, 2021 to September 24th, 2021
Artist Statement

Synthetic Nature is a series of collages and photographs that investigates new landscapes where the artificial and natural collide. I am specifically interested in containers, materials such as plastic and foam are the resources I chose to emphasize in this series. There is a focus in regards to the longevity of the these objects once their purpose has expired.  What would a landscape created by these materials look like? How does do these substances potentially adapt? Fleeting use and disposal of these resources is at the forefront of many current discussions, for me I chose to focus on the relics of my family’s consumption and its seemingly in escapable effects. 

Preoccupation with consumption drives me to explore these mundane remains that seem unremarkable upon first glance.  I question their metaphysical makeup, what they symbolize as well as their existence beyond meager utilization. But I also take a closer look at the beauty in their distinctive form once their intended purpose of protection is completed. I create new compositions with these forms in mind and how they could relate to our natural environments. I question how the imperishable relics will engage with our natural resources. Will this entangled relationship of natural and synthetic create some sort of new ecosystem? This new ecosystem is at the core of my work that I’m curiously experimenting with and continuing to question.

Medium
Photography
Installation
 
 

Upcoming Exhibits

Gail Kendall
Sean Scott
Chandra DeBuse
Nov
05
11/5/21 to 11/26/21
Ceramics
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Jim Aden
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Margaret Berry
Ashley Buchanan
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Kelly Cook
Austin Coudriet
Lindsey Day
John Dennison
Amanda Durig
Robin Erfe
Lynette Fast
Allie Feezell
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Barbara Greving
Mike Jabbur
Sarah Jentsch
Lauren Karle
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Margie Magnuson
Susan McGilvrey
Andrew McIntyre
Nicole McLaughlin
Bri Murphy
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Annie Sinton
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Dan Terpstra
James Tingey
Lisa Truax
Kat Wiese
Nov
05
11/5/21 to 12/31/21
Multiple Mediums
Martha Horvay
Holly Walker
Dec
03
12/3/21 to 1/28/22
Multiple Mediums
Jude Martindale
Dec
28
12/28/21
Painting
Jan
07
1/7/22 to 2/25/22
Fiber / Textiles

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