Nature – by Victoria Fuller
Location: Packer Schopf Gallery
(942 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL, 60607.
Temporary Exhibit: June 6 through July 12, 2014.
NOTE: The exhibition is now over.
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Victoria Fuller’s sculpture explores nature from many angles – underground, above ground, and inner space. In a new exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery, Fuller offers a multilayer investigation of environmental systems. Aptly titled Nature², Fuller’s collection of sculptures alternately depict organic and manmade structures, illustrating both nature’s abundance and the dire consequences of human interference. Figurative representations of untouched flora and fauna juxtapose ecological carelessness and exploitation. For example, the hibernating chipmunks of Deep Down starkly contrast Factory Farm’s caged chickens. Viewed as a collection, Fuller’s artwork simultaneously examines nature’s inherent harmony and the human tendency to control it.
Nature² marks a departure in Fuller’s artwork. While prior sculpture re-appropriated common, manufactured objects to subtly reveal environmental motifs, the Nature² collection interprets the natural world via more literal construction. Direct depictions of organic elements – whether among earth and grass or human-implemented industrial piping – allow Fuller to investigate systems impacted by man’s activity in a widely-understandable manner. Though distinct, Fuller’s newer sculpture remains interconnected with her found object-based artwork. Each body of work informs the other, fully illuminating the universal experience of life on earth.
Above and Below image: Deep Down – by Victoria Fuller.
One of my favorite in the show was “Deep Down”, an in-the-round free-standing sculpture which shows how everything is connected.. there are chipmunk, snake, worm, tree roots all sharing the same underground shelter. It is wonderfully made and conveys the message of interdependency very clearly.
The sculptures are quite self-explanatory!
It’s really a Science-Nature-Art Show, highlighting interconnectivity.
Every action we take ultimately affects the habitat we all share..