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Joel Sheesley “The Paradoxical Landscape Frame”

Exhibited alongside the Schingoethe Center’s collection of American Indian artifacts, A Fox River Testimony invites questions about ways of framing the landscape. The Western European art tradition has taught us to frame landscapes as pictures in a way that contrasts sharply with the Native American approach to landscape. The European tradition of framing, or picture-making, can be seen as a paradoxical strategy that simultaneously presents and obscures the landscape it offers as subject. The esthetic frame, when acknowledged as self-reflexive and culturally oriented, can still be a useful window through which to observe the landscape.

In partnership with The Conservation Foundation's Fox River Initiative

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September 20, 2018

6:45PM - 8:00PM

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Free of charge but reservation required

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