Oct 11th 2018

Phases of Matter

@ Evanston Art Center

1717 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Opening Thursday, October 11th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Wednesday, November 7th

Join us as we celebrate the opening of EAC’s next exhibition, Phases of Matter, featuring works by Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Linda Gammell, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, and Holly Newton Swift.

“For centuries, cultures have identified and classified the physical world into earth, air, water and fire. Ancient concepts of these four classical elements are connected to current environmental issues that necessitate a renewed, more mindful approach to how our actions impact the Earth and how we envision the future for subsequent generations. These ancient conceptions and current issues combine to provide contemporary artists the means to interpret, respond and react to the physical forces at work within their creative environments.”
– Michelle Nordtorp-Madson, Art Historian and Professor Emerita – University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN”

In this exhibition interpretations by four artists consider natural phenomena and ideas of transformation. The four elements are represented by two and three-dimensional artworks that explore the physical world with unique use of materials and insights. Viewers are invited to interpret and respond to these works, resonant with spiritual contemplation as well as environmental concerns.

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