The Art Galleries at TCU presents multimedia exhibition based on Arctic Circle experiences April 3-20
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March XX, 2017) – The exhibition “beyond nature” is a compilation of works using a variety of mediums by 16 artists, musicians and writers who travelled to the Arctic Circle last year to participate in the 2016 Summer Solstice Artist Residency and Expedition. The title of the exhibition was inspired by our relationship with the planet. It will be at Moudy Gallery in the J.M. Moudy Visual Art and Communication Building (North), 2805 S. University Dr., on TCU’s campus April 3 to 20, with a closing reception 5 to 7 p.m. onThursday, April 20 with some of the artists in attendance.
The exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the role of research and fieldwork in the artistic process and is part of the annual Art Science Symposium and Art Exhibition at TCU. Artists include: Richard Barlow, Ana Carvalho, Kate Collyer, Annie Ewaskio, Julie Forgues, Adam Fung, Fritz Horstman, Stephan Jahanshahi, George Philip LeBourdais, Greg Lock, Clare Mulley, Kate Schutt, Ester Vonplon, Helena Wadsley, Ron Wild and Anders Zanichkowsky.”beyond nature” is organized byAdam Fung, TCU assistant professor of art, who was on the team in the Arctic. In gathering this collection of works together, Fung contemplates the problematic concept of human versus nature. This separation of humans from the planet has contributed to our perceptions and destructive treatment of Earth. Art historian and fellow Arctic Circle resident George Philip LeBourdais wrote an essay for the exhibition, reflecting on the present time as well as the expedition. The exhibition frames the works in this context and connects the collective experience of creating work in an unfamiliar territory.
Each of the participants who travelled around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard came away with vastly different translations of the experience. Beyond nature will demonstrate this visually, while illuminating different practices and approaches of those collective experiences within the same site.
The Moudy Gallery is one of two galleries that comprise the Art Galleries at TCU. Students and alumni of the College of Fine Arts and guest artists exhibit at these galleries. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday and by appointment. Admission is free.