2015: Nature Loves Courage

LOCATION: Monroe-Brown Gallery, Western Michigan University
January 15 – March 6, 2015

Installation, Western Michigan University

Installation, Western Michigan University

Curated by Bowie Zunino, Eve Biddle and Jeff Barnett-Winsby. Produced in collaboration with the New York Professional Outreach Program of Art, special thanks to Amanda Tiller.

ARTISTS

Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Holden Brown, Lisa Fairstein, Jeila Gueramian, Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier, Guillaume Légaré, Michelle Leftheris, Dana Levy, Clement Valla, Francesco Vizzini

STATEMENT

Nature Loves Courage brings together ten emerging New York City artists who step boldly into the outside.  The work interprets nature through the lens of the City and deals with the untamed natural world, constructed landscapes, and human interventions.  Taking psychedelics proselytizer Terence McKenna’s famous adage as its title, the exhibition features artists who investigate the processes through which nature is manipulated and mediated — living in it, changing it, improving it, and fighting it. Through photography, sound, projection, painting, installations, and video, these ten artists highlight the ambiguity, and incredible beauty that arises when civilization imposes on nature — and when nature pushes back.

 

Check out the digital catalog HERE!

 

Installation, Western Michigan University

Installation, Western Michigan University

Center: "Sinkhole', Holden Brown, Left: "Untitled" & "Untitled", Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Myth of Living, 2013

The Myth of Living, 2013

Michelle Leftheris, photography, 20"x30"

Ghost and Train, 2013

Ghost and Train, 2013

Guillaume Légaré, photograph, 20"x24"

Geometric Paths #6, 2011

Geometric Paths #6, 2011

Francesco_Vizzini, mixed media, 12"x18"

Installation, Western Michigan University

Installation, Western Michigan University

Left : "Shadeeka Stutter 1" and "Confetti Decorative Multitude", Lisa Fairstein Right: How Magic Is Done" Jeila Gueramian