The Unbearable Impermanence of Things

September 12

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Vicki Myhren Gallery

Please join us for the opening reception of "The Unbearable Impermanence of Things."

This exhibition curated by adjunct DU professor and artist Libby Barbee presents work by contemporary artists whose projects incorporate ideas and aesthetics from nineteenth-century naturalism and natural history. The featured artists focus, in particular, on the pervasive yearning to arrest and preserve nature in the face of inexorable change and decay. In representing the impermanent as stable, the study of nature became an antidote to mortality. Through their exploration of these themes and tropes, the artists demonstrate and problematize the near-universal desire to create stable understandings of things and phenomena that are ever in flux.

Light refreshments provided! Free and open to the public.