Assemblage artist Janet Van Fleet will discuss the work in her latest exhibition, Long Haul, on view until October 3.
Van Fleet's artwork focuses on the interconnectedness between humans and their environment, particularly focusing on the earth’s living organisms that are fleeting. Her assemblages reference political, environmental and social issues, inviting the viewer to speculate about the trajectories of each united component.
As I gather (and subsequently manipulate and assemble) these materials, I become an archivist, preserving and bringing into new relationships oddities from material culture and natural history that would otherwise disappear into the planetary dumpster.
Artist Talks are free and open to the public.