Apr 28th 2012

Scott Horsley: Natural History

@ Bert Green Fine Art

8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220, Chicago Il 60603

Opening Saturday, April 28th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, May 18th

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present a solo show by Gainseville, Florida-based Scott Horsley. Horsley has exhibited with BGFA in the past in Los Angeles, and this will be his first Chicago exhibition. Scott Horsley’s work explores issues surrounding nature, culture, technology and social interactions; speciifically how private and public social behavior is mediated by the use of technology and how such interaction plays into the idea of the “surveillance society.”

The current body of work is a series of 10 graphite on paper diptychs, mounted on panel, which pair an image of an extinct animal with an image of a member of the species which likely caused its extinction. The human subjects are all nude and using digital media to photograph themselves in their natural habitat, the domestic privacy of the home bathroom. Horsley here presents nature as an absolute value wherein all our behaviors, past and present, good and bad, are part of a single continuum of history and evolution, unchanged over time.

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