June 7 to August 24, 2014
Opening Reception: June 6, 6:30 pm
This summer, Chicago-based artist Heidi Norton
is producing a multi-part project at EAM consisting of custom-made window panels and sculptural objects using photographs and living plants, interactive hot houses and a site-specific installation in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. Inspired by EAM’s history and Wilder Park setting, its light-filled, glass-enclosed architecture and its relationship to modernism, Norton’s work will fill Hostetler Gallery, the McCormick House and the corridor that links these two prominent, transparent spaces. As EAM’s second artist-in-residence, Norton is developing a rich array of community-oriented public programs focused on planting, landscaping, foraging and ecological conservation in relation to Elmhurst’s own natural history.