2014 Temporary Exhibit: Nature – by Victoria Fuller at Packer Schopf Gallery

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Nature – by Victoria Fuller

Location: Packer Schopf Gallery
(942 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL, 60607.

 Temporary Exhibit: June 6 through July 12, 2014.

 

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 Nature - by Victoria Fuller

Nature – by Victoria Fuller

 

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.

 

Deep Down - by Victoria Fuller

Deep Down – by Victoria Fuller

 

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.

 

Deep Down - by Victoria Fuller

Deep Down – by Victoria Fuller

 

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..

 

Fracking - by Victoria Fuller

Fracking – by Victoria Fuller

 

In My Backyard - by Victoria Fuller

In My Backyard – by Victoria Fuller

 

Spelling Bee - by Victoria Fuller

Spelling Bee – by Victoria Fuller

 

Detail: Spelling Bee - by Victoria Fuller

Detail: Spelling Bee – by Victoria Fuller

 

Factory Farm.- by Victoria Fuller.

Factory Farm – by Victoria Fuller.

 

Natural Resources - by Victoria Fuller

Natural Resources – by Victoria Fuller

 

Interconnected - by Victoria Fuller

Interconnected – by Victoria Fuller

 

Aron Packer at Packer Schopf Gallery

Aron Packer at Packer Schopf Gallery

 


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