LOCATION: Monroe-Brown Gallery, Western Michigan University
January 15 – March 6, 2015
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.
Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Holden Brown, Lisa Fairstein, Jeila Gueramian, Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier, Guillaume Légaré, Michelle Leftheris, Dana Levy, Clement Valla, Francesco Vizzini
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!