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processes of life and decay

Exhibition: June 3 – June 24, 2016
Opening Reception : June 3, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Talk: June 3, 4:30p.m.

I seek to understand why humans are so troubled by the inevitable processes of life and decay that we feel a need to create an artificial distance between ourselves and the aspects of the human experience that make us uncomfortable.

I am speaking to the distancing from our food sources, from our bodies, from our instincts, from the environment and from death. We’ve developed machines and unnatural procedures in hopes of bypassing the difficult or distressing conditions of life. We try to perpetuate the good: keep our food fresh, preserve our bodies, and fight sickness & corrosion. As in the story of Siddhartha’s enlightenment, we are being blinded from the negative sights and ultimately prevented from seeing life for what it really is: as a process of constant change.

With my work I am tracing the symptoms of the epidemic that I observe to be stemming from mankind’s disengagement with their natural processes, and through the creation of investigative artworks that focus on the abnormalities arising out of repetitive manipulation, I offer up my notes to the world in the hopes that someone more political than I will be curious enough to respond with a solution.

Stephanie Elden
May 2016

 

Gallery Hours:

Sat. June 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Selected weekends and by appointment

For more information please call 973.408.3758
www.drew.edu/korngallery

 

The gallery does not accept exhibition proposals at this time.