Regeneration: The Nature of Transformation brings together the work of artists and designers who explore concepts of reclamation and renewal. See how their individual acts of transformation connect artwork and designed objects with the Brushwood Center’s architecture, grounds, and natural surroundings.
In 1942, the builders of Brushwood (today’s Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods) constructed the Ryerson Family’s summer home using materials salvaged from demolished buildings. Through this purposeful act of reuse, the builders transformed discarded materials—bricks, floorboards, windows, mantels, and stoves—into something new, a process that reflects reclamation and renewal in nature. This exhibition brings together 13 artists and designers who explore the concept of regeneration in their work. See how their individual acts of transformation connect artwork and designed objects with Brushwood’s architecture, grounds, and natural surroundings.
Audrey Victoria Keiffer, Barry Phipps, Chris Garofalo, Heidi Norton, Jason Hess, Jenny Kendler, Jessica Caponigro, John Preus, Kristi O’Meara, Peter Skvara, Seth Keller, Stephen Eichhorn,
Opening Sunday, August 16th, from 1PM – 3PM
@ Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Join us for a gallery talk with the curators Sunday, September 13th, from 1:30 – 3pm
Free. No registration required. Exhibition runs August 16 – November 1, 2015.
Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sundays 1 – 3 p.m. or by appointment.