THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Alexandra Opie: Wonder Box

Details:

Viewing our exhibits is free because of the generosity of Horicon Bank.

When:
September 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Wonder Box by Alexandra Opie

Exhibition will be on display from September 3 – October 17, 2020

Opening Reception: September 4, 2020, 5 – 7 pm
 
A curator-led tour will begin at 5 pm exploring the art exhibition.
 
Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar and snacks available.
A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

The antique forms of tintype, ambrotype, and prints from glass-plate negatives allow for a heightened awareness of the intense beauty and mystery of the mundane. These plant parts are photographed in extreme macro–with an eight-foot long camera and a scavenged military aerial survey lens–in a way that intentionally confuses perception. The resulting ambiguous scale, in conjunction with a composition reminiscent of portraiture, lends a corporeality to these plant specimens. Lines between plant and human are blurred as these organic forms mimic the familiar: silhouettes, hands, gestures, viscera, genitalia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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