Landscape Art at the Notebaert
January 19 - March 30, 2008
Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago artist Tom Denlinger presents his photographic series, Imperfect Recall, in an exhibition on the lower level of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this month.
From the Museum's Press Release: "Denlinger selects transparencies of landscape art from museum collections and then gathers leaves, plants and debris from outside museums. Back in the studio, he uses the accumulation of objects to assemble dioramas under plexiglass meant to look as if the small patch of landscape is under water.The transparencies are projected onto the dioramas. Both the artificial landscape presented by the museum on its indoor walls and the artificial landscape the artist has created himself are then photographed together as a single composition. The projected images address the artist’s relationship to imaging media as well as to urban and cultural landscapes. "
Admission to this exhibition is free with general museum admission ($9 general adult admission; free on Thursdays).