Events, Group Exhibitions

"Regeneration: The Nature of Transformation" - A Group Show at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

'Morels' by Kristi O'Meara, acrylic paint and metallic marker on canvas, 96x120", 2015.

'Morels' by Kristi O'Meara, acrylic paint and metallic marker on canvas, 96x120", 2015.

Regeneration: The Nature of Transformation brings together the work of artists and designers who explore concepts of reclamation and renewal. See how their individual acts of transformation connect artwork and designed objects with the Brushwood Center's architecture, grounds, and natural surroundings.

In 1942, the builders of Brushwood (today’s Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods) constructed the Ryerson Family’s summer home using materials salvaged from demolished buildings. Through this purposeful act of reuse, the builders transformed discarded materials—bricks, floorboards, windows, mantels, and stoves—into something new, a process that reflects reclamation and renewal in nature. This exhibition brings together 13 artists and designers who explore the concept of regeneration in their work. See how their individual acts of transformation connect artwork and designed objects with Brushwood’s architecture, grounds, and natural surroundings.

Participating Artists: 
Audrey Victoria KeifferBarry PhippsChris GarofaloHeidi NortonJason HessJenny KendlerJessica CaponigroJohn PreusKristi O'MearaPeter SkvaraSeth KellerStephen Eichhorn

Curated by: 
Franck Mercurio & WM FitzPatrick

Opening Sunday, August 16th, from 1PM - 3PM
@ Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Join us for a gallery talk with the curators Sunday, September 13th, from 1:30 - 3pm
Free.  No registration required. Exhibition runs August 16 - November 1, 2015.
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sundays 1 - 3 p.m. or by appointment.