The Human Anomaly

Disassembled Rose

Reception: Thursday, Jan. 25, featuring a gallery talk with the artist at 7 p.m.

Show dates: Jan. 29 - Feb. 22, 2018

This exhibition features the mixed media drawings of John Schuerman.

Through exquisitely executed drawings of natural elements, such as flowers, rocks, clouds and dust, Schuerman ruminates on complex philosophical questions. In addition to drawings hung on the walls, there will be a short film playing in the gallery. With the assistance of digital technologies Schuerman animated his drawings into a time-based ephemeral experience.

"I use drawing as a way of locating human ideas in nature. I map out concepts, for example a mathematical model or a game diagram, and compose them of natural patterns. I'm corralling the physio in conceptual forms and conversely, deconstructing the forms with the patterns of nature. I draw as realistically as I can to emphasize the contrast between human and nonhuman expression. I wonder (and enjoy) how the products of consciousness are so different from the natural world producing them," Schuerman says.