“Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is? The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.”
— Romare Beardon
In Fleeting, curated by Christina McClelland, 14 artists based throughout the United States and abroad explore the idea of impermanence through a diverse array of media, artistic practices, and methods of working. The works displayed take the form of site-specific installation, performance, painting, photography, video, sculpture, and participatory work. Particularly examining impermanence in the context of nature and biological phenomena, as well as through non-traditional and non-archival materials, Fleeting addresses the temporary and ephemeral nature of art and its subjects. Fleeting was displayed from February 1-11, 2013 at Indi Go Gallery at 9 East University Avenue in Champaign, IL.
All photos by James Pepper Kelly.
Kate Hampel & James Pepper Kelly
Urbana Land Arts
Sarah Beth Woods