Kenyon College

Art of Trees Visiting Artist Talk: Laura McPhee

April 9, 2020 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The Art of Trees: A new social imaginary in the face of environmental crisis 

This program explores the vital and redemptive role of trees in affirming shared human experiences and restoring our kinship with nature. Critically analyzing how we appreciate, live with, use, destroy, and represent trees in life, art, science, and the humanities, this speaker series will interrogate our changing relationship with the natural world in the midst of environmental crisis.

Laura McPhee, Chair, Professor, Department of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Gund Gallery Collection artist Laura McPhee will talk about her large-scale photographic landscapes and how her art practice engages with the consequences of humanity’s efforts to control, manage, and exploit nature.

Thursday, April 9, 5:30-6:30 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

A public reception will be held in the Fischman Lobby from 4:30-5:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Art of Trees events are free and open to the public.

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Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.