The Museum of Art will showcase more than two dozen works of art that address the theme of nature in the exhibition (M)other Natures, on view in the Otto Meyer Galleries in Fountain Elms through January 5. All of the material on view is from the Museums remarkable holdings of contemporary art. The show examines phenomena including wildfires, animal and plant life, and humankinds interaction with nature. There are also works of art in which nature is used symbolically to address human concerns.
(M)other Natures features works of art in all media, from traditional drawing and watercolor to painting, sculpture and video. Some pieces, including Robert Huots film, Snow, 1971, are recent acquisitions that will be presented to the public for the first time. Other artists represented in the exhibition include Dale Chihuly, Mary Lucier, Ann Messner, Dorene Quinn, and Theodoros Stamos.