Victoria Fuller: Going Nuts

July 9 – October 28, 2015
Dickson Window Art Project Space
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Going Nuts by Victoria Fuller, 2015, Flax fiber and epoxy clay, Dimensions variable

Victoria Fuller's Artist Statement:
Acting as an extension of her Nature Works series, Victoria Fuller’s Going Nuts discusses the way modern society has transformed natural resources into commodities. This new piece is Fuller’s investigation of our surroundings and our seemingly constant desire to harness these surroundings for our own personal gain.

Pulling from pop art and surrealist influences, Fuller combines gigantism and the idea of the multiple to comment on cultural fascination with genetically modified food products, and the potentially negative side effects this exploitation of nature could bring. Through this, Fuller hopes to change how we think about food, nutrition, and the environmental and cultural impacts of such alterations of nature.

Bio:
Chicago based artist, Victoria Fuller was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. After college, she moved to Colorado, pursued an art career, and received a fellowship award from Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities. Early in her career, Fuller lived and exhibited in New York City, and later returned to Colorado to finish work she had started there. Fuller moved to Chicago and earned an MFA degree in 1994 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2000 she was awarded a fellowship grant from the Illinois Art Council. Fuller has created several high profile large-scale public works (her sculpture, Shoe of Shoes is owned by the Brown Shoe Company, in St. Louis). She was commissioned by Sound Transit in Seattle to create Global Garden Shovel, a large bronze shovel made from cast and fabricated plants representing different parts of the world - in the shape of a shovel - reflecting the geographic location of ethnic groups living in the Rainier Valley. Fuller continues to make her common object work that reflects natural forms. Her most recent large-scale work, made from recycled canoes, titled Canoe Fan, is now installed in Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI.

Lecture: October 6, 2015
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

Workshop: October 6, 2015
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201Sugar Grove Campus
Our workshops are open to all current WCC students (registration required).

For more information about the art exhibitions at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2964.

Contact

Art Department:
WCCArtDepartment@waubonsee.edu

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall 209
(630) 466-7900 ext. 2964
cvargas@waubonsee.edu

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall 240
(630) 466-7900 ext. 5742
eespino@waubonsee.edu