Field Study: Events & Programming
Opening Reception : August 7, 5:30-8 pm
Sidewalk Walkabout: an exploration of the dynamic underfoot our urbanscape : August 21, 3-6pm
On this slow meander through the urbanscape, led by radical ecologist Nance Klehm, participants observe and learn to identify the spontaneous and naturalized vegetation that occupy the cracks and escape our control revealing the dynamic resilience and healing that is under our feet. Urbanforaged amuse-bouches will be shared following the walkabout at the gallery. This event is free and open to the public, but limited space is available, please RSVP below.
to what each is becoming in the presence of the other : September 11, 5-8pm
In the search for a pytocentric perspective, Lindsey French will engage with plants through gestures of attunement, amplifying moments of contact and exploring the resonances activated by these encounters.
Return to Oblivion : September 18, 6-8pm
Artist-in-Residence Doug Fogelson and Curator Allison Grant join together for an open interview, shedding light on Fogelson's experimental photographic techniques, his interest in ecology and devastation, and his plans for his year-long residency with Openlands.
Filter Photo Festival Reception : September 25, 6:30-9pm
Exploring City Creatures : September 26, 3-5pm
We usually think of cities as the domain of humans—but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. Published this fall, City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness introduces readers to an astonishing diversity of urban wildlife with a unique and accessible mix of essays, poetry, paintings, and photographs. Join Gavin Van Horn, co-editor of City Creatures, photographer Colleen Plumb and ecologist Liam Heneghan for a moderated discussion about what draws them to urban nature, what sorts of surprises they've experienced by examining human-animal relationships in the city, and how art can invite us into the lives of other creatures, from our backyards to the bio-region.