Elmhurst Art Museum

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Current Exhibitions
Current Exhibitions

LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday

Nathalie Miebach, Hurricane Noel, 2009, Wood, rope, reed, data.May 11 to August 17, 2014

Counting steps, tracking calories and checking in—new technology allows us to be our own favorite research project. The artists in the exhibition, LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday, take logging to a new level by translating their data into complex and prodigious artwork.

“Lifelogging” describes the extensive documentation of one’s personal experience. Previously the domain of scientific research and recently individual health and fitness analysis, the impulse to track, map and graph now animates artistic practice. The 13 artists in this exhibition produce work in different media—from low tech to high tech—that demonstrates the chronicling impulse, not as an objective record of every second lived, but as a thoughtful and studied approach to revealing the complexities of human existence.
Read more...
 

Heidi Norton: Prismatic Nature

Heidi Norton, Pressed Plant (Hanging Gardens) (detail), 2012, Banana palm,  latex paint, spray paint, glass, resin, mirror, glass, bone, porcelain, 92 x 45 in.June 7 to August 24, 2014
 
Heidi Norton’s work presents nature in a suspended state. This summer, Norton is producing a multi-part installation consisting of custom-made window inserts, sculptural objects, interactive hot houses and living plants. Inspired by Elmhurst Art Museum’s history and park setting, its light-filled, glass-enclosed architecture and its relationship to modernism, Norton’s project will fill Hostetler Gallery, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House and the corridor that links these two prominent and transparent spaces. As EAM’s second artist-in-residence, Norton is developing several public programs focused on ecology, gardening and photography and designing a Field Guide to Elmhurst, a takeaway map and self-guided tour that locates and describes places, objects and histories related to her exhibition. 
Read more...
 

Events Calendar

<<  Jul 14  >>
 S  M  T  W  T  F  S 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
630.834.0202
Department / Staff Directory

Follow ElmhurstArt on Twitter 
No images