human / nature: the weight of our actions on the natural world

April 25, 2022 to September 24, 2022

human/nature brings together artists who address our relationship to the natural world as the source of our sustenance. How do we see that relationship? Do we think of resources as endless and only for our benefit? Do we see ourselves connected with the natural world or separate from it? These artworks look at our perceptions and beliefs about this relationship and the consequences of our actions.

Current thinking around ecology urges us to understand our connection with nature as a relationship based on shared necessity. We need nature’s resources, but we also need to give in return, like any good relationship.  It is the work of our lifetime to give back and understand the return required for what we take.

Participating artists: Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Hector Duarte, Lora Fosberg, Jin Lee, Nora Moore Lloyd, Andrew Young

Curator: Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum

This exhibition is made possible by STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP with support from THE PRESSNALL FAMILY and TEXTILE RESTORATION, INC.

Salt Mountain 4
  • Salt Mountain 4
  • The Four Necessities for Survival
  • Birchbark Wiigwaas
  • Actual Size
  • La Virgen de la Maiz y la Pinche Veija de Mansanto/Our Lady of the Corn and the Wicked Witch of Mansanto
The Lockport Gallery features rotating exhibitions highlighting the art and visual culture of Illinois.
There are no temporary exhibits on view or scheduled at this time. Check back for updates.
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