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KAM Exhibition | Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory

Event Type
Exhibition
Topic
art museum
Sponsor
Made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Krannert Art Museum. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.
Location
Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr., Champaign
Date
Dec 16, 2020   All Day
Cost
free
Contact
Julia Nucci Kelly
E-Mail
kam-info@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-1861
Originating Calendar
Krannert Art Museum Calendar

Bea Nettles explores the narrative potential of photography through constructed images often made with alternative photographic processes. The first large-scale retrospective of her fifty-year career, Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory demonstrates this celebrated artist’s experimental approaches to art-making.

Combining craft and photography, Nettles’s work makes use of wide-ranging tools and materials, including fabric and stitching, instamatic cameras, the book format, manually applied color, and hand‐coated photographic emulsions. Her imagery evokes metaphors that reference key stages in the lives of women, often with autobiographic undertones, and her key motifs draw upon mythology, family, motherhood, place, landscape, dreams, aging, and the passage of time.

Co-organized by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director, The Sheldon Art Galleries, and Jamie Allen, Associate Curator, George Eastman Museum

Curated at Krannert Art Museum by Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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