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September 2019

Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia

September 21 - December 15
Installation view of "Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia."

In conjunction with the exhibition Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated, Rebecca Hutchinson (whose work is included in that show) will construct a site-specific installation in the Daum Museum’s Scott Gallery. Hutchinson’s sculptural assemblages are influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Although her installations do not replicate nature, they reference the nesting and colonization of insects and birds, the search for space by plants, and massed floral motifs found on antique textiles. Hutchinson uses paperclay made from up-cycled materials (used…

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October 2019

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

October 12 - December 15
Mette Maya Gregersen, "Stalactites & Stalagmites," 2018; paperclay; 21 x 13 x 8 in. Courtesy of The International Paper Clay Exhibition Project.

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated is a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay. The artists choose paperclay for its adaptability, tensile strength, translucency, and ecological and sustainable characteristics. The medium also increases freedom of expression for the artists, who reveal a breadth of technique, concept, and form. The works divide between figural and structural abstraction, with a few flirting with ceramics’ utilitarian traditions. The participating artists address…

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November 2019

Rebecca Hutchinson: Exhibiting Artist’s Lecture

November 7 @ 6:00 pm
Installation view of "Rebecca Hutchinson: Tranquil Bloom Sedalia."

Join us for Rebecca Hutchinson's artist lecture on Thursday, November 7, at 6 p.m., in the Stauffacher Theatre. Free and open to the public. Hutchinson’s sculptural assemblages are influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Although her installations do not replicate nature, they reference the nesting and colonization of insects and birds, the search for space by plants, and massed floral motifs found on antique textiles. Hutchinson uses paperclay made from up-cycled materials (used clothing, paper, burlap) and employs a…

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