Every Living Thing: A Closer Look at Nature
Take a closer look at the natural world through artworks and interactive experiences featuring paintings, prints and drawings from the Clay Center’s collection. Examine the intricate structures of feathers, leaves and insects at the magnification station, marvel at the craftsmanship of handmade fishing flies and track the growth of live trout raised in the gallery.

A summer of thought-provoking installations continues with an immersive experience where an amusement arcade collides with a gallery. Step inside an old-fashioned aluminum fairground sign, and discover hand-engraved mirrors offering a 360-degree view of a derelict seaside resort, creating an unsettling embodiment of how easily the desire for the sublime can collapse into an acceptance of commercial spectacle.

Free opening reception Friday, Aug. 15, 6 pm
Free artist talk Thursday, Sept. 25, 6 pm


photo courtesy of the Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


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