One event on September 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Nature Triumphs is a group exhibition that features a range of styles and mediums and is based on human interactions within the environment and how people interact with and ultimately manipulate, interfere with, or alter nature. Featuring artists Leora Armstrong, Aaron Borkowski, Loren Eiferman, Lisa Kellner & Scott Schuldt.
Leora Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist whose mixed media works depict ice erasure, a consequence of human interactions on the environment. This multi-paneled installation of cyanotype on silk creates a sensorial experience of place. Armstrong navigates this fragility of place embracing the erasures, marks, rhythms, and movement in both the physical experience as well as the sounds and solitude of the place.
Aaron Borkowski, although new to artmaking, Borkowski has been surrounded by the arts his entire life. His abstract photography uses digital manipulations to duplicate and manipulate or alter the viewer’s perception of the natural world – creating repeated kaleidoscope-like patterns. The viewer begins to analyze the images dissecting the familiarity of the animate and inanimate objects he photographs.
Loren Eiferman’s sculptures portray the impact humans have had on the ecosystem. Building sculptures made from manipulated wood scraps and branches, Eiferman constructs whimsical botanical forms that would appear to have been naturally grown. Her work also speaks to the primal desire to touch nature. In her series Nature Will Heal, Eiferman collects detritus found in the environment to create “seeds” of a yet-to-exist plant form; repurposing and transforming what was once waste into a new flowering structure.
Lisa Kellner explores the reluctant yet habitual collaboration of humans and nature. Her large oil paintings reflect on perceptions of space, not only its physical attributes but also its memories. Paired with small sculptures created out of paint and collected detritus, the work references nature in its current state: bold, untamed, and embedded with human interactions and interventions.
Scott Schuldt is a multidisciplinary artist working with a wide variety of themes including the environment and natural sciences. Intricately hand-beaded and hand-sewn, the works in this exhibition document the environment and intellectually and emotionally explore the idea of wilderness and mankind’s often counter-productive relationship with nature.