Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 features artists Lauren Fensterstock, Timothy Horn, Debora Moore, and Rowland Ricketts. Nature provides a way for these invited artists to ask what it means to be human in a world increasingly chaotic and divorced from our physical landscape. Representing craft media from fiber to mosaic to glass and metals, these artists approach the long history of art’s engagement with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives.
This accompanying catalogue has essays by Nora Atkinson, SAAM's Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge for the Renwick Gallery; Stefano Catalani, executive director of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle; and Emily Zilber, independent curator and former curator of contemporary decorative arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The beautifully illustrated book also features a pocket insert with four special photographs, showcasing an artwork from each artist.