Rebecca Louise Law:
The Womb

Rebecca Louise Law:
The Womb

September 20, 2019 March 1, 2020

This exhibition of new work explores the intimate relationship between humankind and nature. At the heart of the exhibition is an installation offering the viewer a solitary, sublime experience of being enveloped in nature. Accompanying mixed media artworks examine the womb as a natural cocoon.

Overview

British installation artist Rebecca Louise Law uses dried and fresh plant material to create site-specific installations that dazzle the senses. In this impactful gallery exhibition, Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb, new work by the artist will be presented in an immersive installation in the Balk Gallery. Law’s use of natural materials, mainly floral, encourage the viewer to experience the relationship between humanity and nature. The natural decay of the plant material makes this exhibit time-based and encourages frequent visits to observe the process of drying. A big believer in sustainability, Law also reuses dried plant material that has been displayed in her previous installations. Law has exhibited at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Nivaagaards Collection, Chandran Gallery, NOW Gallery, bo-lee gallery and Toledo Museum of Art.

Events

Before the exhibition opens, Rebecca Louise Law will give an exclusive, members-only lecture that offers an insightful look into her artistry and the creation of The Womb.

October 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Directors’ Walk

Join the directors of the Sculpture and Horticulture departments in exploring the wildflower meadow with Mark di Suvero’s sculpture, Scarlatti, right at the center.

Instructor

Laurene Grunwald, Director of Sculpture, Art Collections, Exhibitions and Installations, Steve LaWarre, Director of Horticulture
Nov
10
2:00 pm 3:00 pm
November 10, 2019 2:00 pm

The Secret Symbolism of Flowers

Join Dr. Eberle as she explores the symbolism of flowers throughout art history.

Instructor

Dr. Suzanne Eberle, Professor of Art History, Kendall College of Art and Design
December 8, 2019 2:00 pm

The History of Environmental Art

Join Dr. Wickre as she highlights some important works of art in the Environmental Art movement that have been intended to evoke change in the ways in which we understand and interact with our surroundings.

Instructor

Dr. Billie Wickre, Professor of Art History, Albion College

Sponsors

Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb is made possible by:

The Meijer Foundation

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts

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