The Weight of Air explores the impact human development has had on the natural world, in ways often invisible to us. Site-specific installations of porcelain objects, some integrated with sound and light, are used to explore themes of lost habitat, disrupted migration patterns and disappearing animal populations.
Classically trained in archaeology, Novie Trump examines the relationship of light and dark, loss and hope, birth and death and rebirth through porcelain creations.
Exhibit Dates: September 10 - December 29
Reception is free.
A unique opportunity: A Class with Novie Trump
The Art of the Reliquary Master Workshop
In this two-day hands-on workshop, students will use personal imagery to create a precious object from porcelain and a reliquary to house it under the guidance of renowned sculptor Novie Trump. She will have examples of reliquaries that she has created in her exhibit at THELMA.
All levels welcome!
For a list of required materials and to register Click here.
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2012 Winner of the Walker Art Center Ingenuity Award, Minneapolis-based artist Pamela Valfer will exhibit her drawings at THELMA.
Exhibit dates: November 18, 2013 - January 31, 2014
SAVE THE DATE: Artist's Talk, 6 pm, January 30, 2014 in the Contemporary Wing.
Simulacrum (noun): An unreal or superficial likeness or semblance; a representation.
The simulacrum is never what hides the truth - it is truth that hides the fact that there is none. The simulacrum is true.
-Ecclesiastes (From Simulacra and Simulation, Jean Baudrillard)
Pamela Valfer is interested in using drawing and the language of realism as a way to give meaning and to explore hyper-reality.
Her method is to use cultural detritus and cultural appropriation to critique the world of images that saturate our lives. This approach enhances the dystopian simulated reality of the perceived “real”. The work serves to illustrate not emote; no empathetic position is presented. Constructions are broken apart offering a facsimile of reality without offering any truth.
For more information pamelavalfer.com.
51 Sheboygan Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
10:30am – 5pm
10:30am – 8pm
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