In a new exhibition of paintings, SAIC faculty members Susan Kraut and Richard Deutsch link art and environmental education.
In a new exhibition of paintings, SAIC faculty members Susan Kraut and Richard Deutsch link art and environmental education.
January 27

Naturally Artistic

“See the Forest for Trees—and Other Art Shows,” featured in the January 16 edition of the Chicago Tribune, describes vivid landscapes by SAIC faculty members Susan Kraut and Richard Deutsch (Painting and Drawing) featured in the exhibition Sky/Place at Brushfield Gallery. Located within Deerfield’s Ryerson Woods, Brushfield displays art that reflects on the natural world, offering opportunities for viewers to engage critically with their local surroundings. "Not everyone wants to know the migration pattern of a certain species or the Latin name of a flower, but they still really respond to and love nature. In order to engage that broader community, we started to focus on the intersection of art and nature," explains Kraut. "Nature and art have always been very entwined together," Deutsch adds. "The Art Institute probably has more landscapes than any other subject. The landscape is the place where we all have very strong visual, emotional, psychological responses." Sky/Place runs through February 28.