ArtYard is pleased to present (in)animate, a group exhibition with artists whose work repurposes organic materials. The fragility of insect wings, the durability of fossils and rocks, the strangeness of bones and feathers create conditions for art that can be dislocating, arresting, beautiful, and illuminating. In pondering what animates nature and what is missing in its absence, viewers may be invited to consider their own cycles of transience and transformation.
The exhibition will also invite visitors to engage in a creative process of their own in a separate space inspired by the Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab, a miniature natural history museum. Throughout the duration of the show, visitors are invited to contribute nuts, seeds, bones or other found materials from nature, and to model a range of masks made of natural materials or fashion their own for instant portraits in our photo booth.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
The exhibition will be on display from September 30th through December 31st, 2017. ArtYard founder and executive director Jill Kearney will be available for interviews.
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ArtYard is a non-profit art center based in Frenchtown, New Jersey, a little more than an hour?s drive from Philadelphia and Manhattan. It?s campus of repurposed buildings houses a program of art exhibition, artists’ residency, performance, film and collaborative workshops.