Monday, February 16, 2009

Animals Are Here Today, Colleen Plumb at City Gallery

Colleen Plumb, Birdhat

Photographs from Colleen Plumb’s series, Animals are Outside Today, examine the relationship that people in an urban environment have with the natural world. This series looks at the increasing disconnection that exists between humans and nature while also connecting the viewer with notions of endurance and the reality of loss.

Plumb began this series while looking at replicated models of nature and wondered what these replacements of actual nature can satisfy in people.

“Looking deeper,” says Plumb “I began photographing real animals and how they can be a link for us to a world far from the reality and pace of contemporary life."

Colleen Plumb, Audubon Swam, 2005

Colleen Plumb, Racoon 2004

WHEN: February 12 – April 26, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12, 5-7pm

WHERE: Columbia College’s City Gallery at The Historic Water Tower Place

806 N. Michigan Avenue

Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 6:30pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

Colleen Plumb, Mouse with Fly, 2005

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