Celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions — Faye HeavyShield: Confluences and The Nature of Things: Medieval Art and Ecology, 1100-1550.
Faye HeavyShield: Confluences presents a career-spanning exhibition of work by Faye HeavyShield (b. 1953). The exhibition includes a selection of the artist’s drawings and sculptures from the 1980s to the present, alongside two new artworks responding to landscapes and histories in the greater St. Louis area. HeavyShield is a member of the Kainai (Blood) Nation, and is known for artwork in a variety of media that reflects aspects of her familial and cultural histories.
The Nature of Things: Medieval Art and Ecology, 1100-1550 explores the impact of artmaking on the environment in the later middle ages. The exhibition features nearly fifty sculptures, textiles, and books in a range of materials including wood, stone, cloth, and metal. Offering new ways of thinking about the relationship between people, art, and environments, the exhibition prompts us to recognize how the industries that artists relied on—forestry, quarrying, mining, and farming—temporarily and permanently affected landscapes.