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CANCELED - Reception for Seed Museums: Viewing and Using Nature by Shilin Hora

"Table Box: Northern Illinois" (detail), various collected seeds and plant material, wood, thread, Plexiglas, May 26, 2018

"Table Box: Northern Illinois" (detail), various collected seeds and plant material, wood, thread, Plexiglas, May 26, 2018

Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location

  • West Wall Gallery, L. V. Eberhard Center

Description

wE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THE THE RECEPTION  FOR SHILIN HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!  Shilin Hora is a multidisciplinary American-Canadian visual artist and educator based in the Chicagoland area. She pokes, prods, bends, dissects, harvests and sorts materials found in the natural environment in order to build unique artwork. Hora was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, studied at Grand Valley State University (BFA 2002) and has held positions at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Through installation, prints and sculpture, Hora explores ideas about our relationship to place and the natural environment. In Seed Museums, she presents some of her most recent sculptural work, inspired by natural history museum displays and 19th century Wardian cases used by botanists to import foreign plant species to Europe. Seeds are dried, arranged, and placed behind Plexiglas, emphasizing their unique inherent qualities. Hora has strict commitments to sustainability, utilizing repurposed and sustainable materials to house seed collections, becoming part of a larger ecological narrative.

In coordination with artist and GVSU alumna Shilin Hora, the Department of Visual & Media Arts and Alumni Relations, the GVSU Art Gallery will be hosting a reception for Seed Museums: Viewing and Using Nature. Please join us on Friday, February 8 from 5-7PM, with remarks by the artist at 5:30PM. The event will take place at the West Wall Gallery on the 2nd floor of the L.V. Eberhard Center on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Free and open to the public.  Complimentary Parking is located in the Fulton Street Parking Lot, 312 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  Please call 616-331-2563 or email gallery@gvsu.edu for special accommodation.  Seed Museums: Viewing and Using Nature by Shilin Hora will be on display through March 1, 2019. More information on this exhibit visit our website.

Information

gvsu.edu/artgallery

Contact

Art Gallery, 616-331-2563

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