Jan 29th 2015

Rooted in Soil

@ DePaul University Art Museum

935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL

Opening Thursday, January 29th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM

On view through Sunday, April 26th

Join curators Laura Fatemi, interim director of the DePaul Art Museum; and Farrah Fatemi, an environmental scientist and assistant professor at Saint Michael’s College, for a gallery walk through of the “Rooted in Soil” exhibition. Several of the artists will be present to informally discuss their work.

About “Rooted in Soil”
Soil is omnipresent: a life-sustaining but overlooked medium whose cycle of decomposition and regeneration forms the very basis of life itself. Yet human activities such as large-scale farming and deforestation are compromising the health of soil on a global scale. This exhibition will bring together works by contemporary artists that explore multiple aspects of soil, documenting natural processes and human interventions, and proposing radically innovative solutions that combine leading-edge scientific approaches and fresh artistic and philosophical perspectives.

Artists include: Jane Fulton Alt, Vaughn Bell, Edward Burtynsky, John Gerrard, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Jae Rhim Lee, Sally Mann, Vik Muniz, Claire Pentecost, Justin Rang, Arthur Rothstein, Linda Swanson, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and Adriaen van Utrecht. And a special installation by Chicago Wildsounds.

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