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Reclaimed: Nature and Place Through Contemporary Eyes

Thu Jun 30 – Sun Sep 11 2011

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

Reclaimed brings together a selection of post-1970s work within SAM’s permanent collection that probes how contemporary American artists find inspiration in, as well as question our relationship to, the natural world. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings and photographs offer a conceptual response to Beauty and Bounty, and reveal artists—many working in the Northwest—looking to the landscape for both image and material. These eloquent expressions of their insights lead us to further consider what we seek, and what we take, from our experiences in nature.

–Marisa C. Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Educational Resources
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Bovine, 2006, Whiting Tennis, American, born 1959, lumber, found plywood and found objects and cd, 102 x 168 x 90 in., Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom, friends of Whiting Tennis, and the Mark Tobey Estate Fund, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, © Whiting Tennis, Photos courtesy of Greg Kucera, Inc.