At the Brunnier Art Museum - In the Lori R. Jacobson Gallery
Exhibition runs from September 20 to December 22, 2019
The creations of Jennifer Steinkamp blur the boundaries between technology and traditional artistic mediums. The use and examination of nature is a theme more often associated with painting, but yet each of her flowers, fruit, or trees are 3-D animations made with a computer, which is then programmed to project the image into space. Through these installations Steinkamp transforms the walls and architecture of structures into living, breathing, moving works of art.
The botanical imagery she constructs often depicts the transience of time, as seen with the tree in Judy Crook 13 on exhibition. As the tree sways, time passes, and the leaves change, fall, and grow anew, as they would in nature, but here recreated and sped up through technology. The installations are not merely beautiful and mesmerizing, but often are exploring themes of deeper historical and contemporary issues, such as addiction, human displacement, and femininity.
Visit the Brunnier Art Museum
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (while ISU is in session, closed holidays)
Address:Scheman Building (2nd Floor), 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa
Admission: The cost is free, however there is a suggested donation of $3 per visitor.
The acquisition of Judy Crook 13 is made possible by the newly established Joyce Tomlinson Brewer Fund for Art Acquisition.
This exhibition is curated and organized by University Museums. The exhibition is supported by Barbara and Roger Bruene, Jason Kogan, Mark and Marie Latta, Michael King and Sarah Nusser, Mike Poler and Tery Schooler, Marianne and David Spalding, Elly Sukup, and University Museums membership.