Happening @ The Art Center
ROOTED IN SOILSeptember 23-November 29 (extended through January 3)
Curators Laura Fatemi, assistant director of DePaul Art Museum, and her daughter Farrah Fatemi, an environmental scientist and assistant professor at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont, combined their knowledge of art and science to explore the underappreciated role of soil in human life. “Rooted in Soil” draws from the fields of visual art and environmental science to promote a deeper understanding of the life-sustaining ecosystem that lies beneath our feet. The exhibition brings together work by six contemporary artists who explore our connection to this living biosphere. Through metaphor and analogy, acute observations of natural states, or by incorporating biological science into their work, these artists bring focus to our relationship to the land, often with soil itself becoming subject and material.Learn more…
ART CENTER CINEMA ENCORE SCREENINGSMonday-Thursday
99 Homes: November 23-26, 8:00 p.m.
Truth: November 30-December 3, 8:00 p.m.
Suffragette: December 14-17, 7:45 p.m.
Chi-Raq: December 21-23, TBD