Cabinets of Curiosities: Four Artists, Four Visions

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Four Wisconsin artists, Martha Glowacki, Mark Lorenzi, Natasha Nicholson, and Mary Alice Wimmer, are passionate collectors who use objects from their own collections to inform their individual artwork. This catalog documents an installation by each of the four artists that is reminiscent of the 16th- and 17th- century Wunderkammer, or cabinet of wonders, private collections of natural and man-made objects.

Description

The exhibition Cabinets of Curiosities: Four Artists, Four Visions reintroduces us to that wonderful sense of the marvelous that we had before the demise of historical cabinets of curiosities. An intense curiosity about the eccentricities of our world, like that which drove the collectors of the past, imbues each of the four artists in the exhibition. They all search out and take visual and intellectual pleasure in rare and exotic objects including such collectibles as old scientific and medical instruments, ritual objects and masks, mummified or skeletal animal remains, unusually shaped plants, and exotic mineral formations. In the exhibition catalog, Martha Glowacki, Mark Lorenzi, Natasha Nicholson, and Mary Alice Wimmer take a self-conscious look at this particular common bond of their work.

Details:

Foreword by Russell Panczenko

Exhibition organized by Natasha Nicholson

Essays by Joseph Goldyne and Thomas H. Garver

Published by the Elvehjem Museum of Art, 2000

ISBN: 009329006311

115 pages, 7 b/w images, 27 color images

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 1 in