Soft Opening (for on-campus)
The Kellogg Gallery welcomes the public for the exhibition opening day of St. Bronxville Wood: Into the Thicket on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4-8pm.
Nature can at once be beautiful and dangerous, gorgeously sublime, uncompromising and inconstant. With one hand it provides us with oxygen, water and food, and with the other it drowns us, eats us and wipes us away with disease.
St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket is an immersive, interactive installation by Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe, and Katie Stubblefield that evokes many of Nature’s unpredictable behaviors and dwells on our human response: from awe, celebration and song or story-creation, to domestication, callous disrespect and destruction. The artists' work further includes collaborative assembled sculpture and works on paper combined with wood elements, found object, ceramic and video projection installation, constructed interactive and instrumental sound installations.
St. Broxville—a fictional amalgam of the artists’ cities of birth—is a swamp, a forest, or a surreal setting for fractured memories, prophecies or visions. In this exhibition each artist explores her own complex attitudes towards the forces of Nature, bringing contemporary methods, curiosity and whimsy to her work with one of Nature’s most valuable, age-old gifts: Wood.
Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. - Immanuel Kant, 1784
In honor of March 2020's Women's Month, this show features a three-woman collaborative exhibition dedicated to nature, humankind's interaction with the environment, and nature's response.