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Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Art Fox

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Art Fox

Courtesy Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

When: May 6-Feb. 12 2017
When you walk into the second-floor gallery space of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum you might be surprised to see Art Fox's photographs of birds literally hovering off the wall. For the exhibition "Broken Journey," instead of being displayed in a standard gallery presentation—where the artworks are positioned flush against the wall—15 of Fox's images are hung with wire to appear as if they are floating. The birds, all dead, are photographed against blurry backgrounds—the wings of some are bent; others are extended, as if in motion. Even though the show is meant to convey flight, the paradox is that the subjects are incapable of ever flying again. Continue reading >>

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