Monday, February 21, 2011

Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse 2011

Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse

March 29 - May 19, 2011

H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art
Carthage College
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Thursday, April 7, 2011 • 4:30-7:30 pm

Participating Artists

Ruby Barnes • Sharon Bladholm • George C. Clark • Laura CoyleDeirdre Fox

Victoria FullerAnne Farley Gaines • Kathryn Gauthier • Ken Gold

Steve Grant • Susan Hall • Fletcher Hayes • Shawn Hazen • Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Tim Hurley • Virginia Hurley • Janet Jaffke • Eve Jensen • Robert Kameczura

Karena Karras • Donna Katz • John KurtzDeborah Maris Lader

Kim LaurelRichard Laurent • Beth Laurin • Diane Levesque

Greg Mejia • BettyAnn Mocek • Geoffrey Novelli • Christine O’Connor

Mary O’Shaughnessy • Joyce OwensTom Robinson • Steve Sherrell

Beth Shadur • Evan SilverGinny Sykes • Anatole Upart

Charlie Van Gilder • Kathy Weaver • Marzena Legawiec Ziejka • Jill Zylke

"Ethereal Fauna" is an investigation by 43 Chicago area artists of the inner animal muse within each of us. Artists have created unique metaphorical portraits of his/her animal spirit, or that of another person, place, thing, or even society as a whole.

Our program attempts to reach beyond the traditional sphere of reality through imaginary forms. The exhibition tests perceived limitations of the self through fantastic images. Through this investigation, artists have expanded on the inner and outer boundaries of geography, ethnicity, tradition, media or other perceived limitations.

"Ethereal Fauna" contemplates each artist's interpretation of the inner animal as it reflects on our perceived reality and illuminates us by creating a dialogue between our consciousness and the animal nature of our inner world.

"Ethereal Fauna" interacts both virtually and physically among the participating artists and audience.

Virtually -- as a Web-based archive of the artists and their works.

Physically -- as a unique presentation of a shared media and a shared matrix.

The installation unifies the dialogue of all the artists' experiments.

The exploratory use of recyclable, translucent, Yupo synthetic paper is the common physical forum that becomes a unique environmental habitat, akin to the pages from a fantastic zoological manuscript.

Ethereal Fauna: The Artist's Muse
H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art
Carthage College
2001 Alford Drive
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

262.551.5859 •
The gallery is located at Carthage, south of A. F. Siebert Chapel

Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse ©2009 Fletcher Hayes & Kim Laurel Collaborations.
Curated by Diane Levesque, Art Gallery Director.


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