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Alexandra Opie: Wonder Box

Details:

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

When:
September 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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2020-09-03T20:00:00-05:00

Wonder Box by Alexandra Opie

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

Opening Reception: September 3, 2020, 6 – 8 pm

A curator-led tour will begin at 6:30 pm exploring the current art exhibition.

Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

Artist’s Exchange: Stay tuned for time and date!

Free admission and exclusive for THELMA members, listen to a Q&A talk and learn about her process, inspiration, and execution of her work. Cash bar and snacks available.

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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