Nancy Lu Rosenheim
HARPY · HUMAN · HYBRID · BEAST

Sacristy & Slemmons Galleries

March 29, 2024 to May 11, 2024

Nancy Lu Rosenheim’s menagerie celebrates the vulnerabilities and limitations inherent in the human psyche. Her characters expose the flaws we prefer to conceal – a hairy mole, age-spotted skin, and the cowering posture of embarrassment or shame. Embracing sculpture, printmaking and works on paper, scale navigates between a seven-inch homunculus to a nine-foot worm, inviting the viewer to consider their own stature relative to other living beings. HARPY · HUMAN · HYBRID · BEAST draws inspiration from Art of the Grotesque, balancing whimsy with menace. Rosenheim’s creatures assert both frailty and boldness and bear the distinct imprint of the human hand.

RSVP for the opening reception on Friday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the link below:

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Nancy Lu Rosenheim
HARPY · HUMAN · HYBRID · BEAST

Sacristy & Slemmons Galleries

March 29, 2024 to May 11, 2024

Nancy Lu Rosenheim’s menagerie celebrates the vulnerabilities and limitations inherent in the human psyche. Her characters expose the flaws we prefer to conceal – a hairy mole, age-spotted skin, and the cowering posture of embarrassment or shame. Embracing sculpture, printmaking and works on paper, scale navigates between a seven-inch homunculus to a nine-foot worm, inviting the viewer to consider their own stature relative to other living beings. HARPY · HUMAN · HYBRID · BEAST draws inspiration from Art of the Grotesque, balancing whimsy with menace. Rosenheim’s creatures assert both frailty and boldness and bear the distinct imprint of the human hand.

RSVP for the opening reception on Friday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the link below:

Click HERE for more information on gallery hours and private appointments.

About Nancy Lu Rosenheim

Nancy Lu Rosenheim is an artist and educator based in Chicago. Her narratives examine the exquisite yet sinister constituents of the natural world, distorted through the lens and perceptions of the human psyche. The works in this exhibition developed while living in the Driftless Area of Southwest Wisconsin, where Rosenheim witnessed a thriving population of beavers flip baren grazing pastures into wild marshes and waterways.

Featured in the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, NewCity, and Chicago Portraits, some of Rosenheim’s exhibitions include the Hyde Park Art Center, Slow Gallery, and the Koehnline Museum, in Illinois, Galerías Cartel and Verlín in Granada, Spain. Residencies include the Ragdale Foundation, IL, and the Atelier Neo-Medici, Monflanquin, France. She anticipates her 2024 artist’s residency at Studio 88, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she will immerse herself amongst the mythic hybrid entities of Thai culture.

Rosenheim is Instructor of Art + Design at Northeastern Illinois University and College of Lake County. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. In her spare time, she advocates for the pristine karst geology of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin by battling the CAFO insurgence (factory farms) that threatens its land, water, and air.

 

About Nancy Lu Rosenheim

Nancy Lu Rosenheim is an artist and educator based in Chicago. Her narratives examine the exquisite yet sinister constituents of the natural world, distorted through the lens and perceptions of the human psyche. The works in this exhibition developed while living in the Driftless Area of Southwest Wisconsin, where Rosenheim witnessed a thriving population of beavers flip baren grazing pastures into wild marshes and waterways.

Featured in the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, NewCity, and Chicago Portraits, some of Rosenheim’s exhibitions include the Hyde Park Art Center, Slow Gallery, and the Koehnline Museum, in Illinois, Galerías Cartel and Verlín in Granada, Spain. Residencies include the Ragdale Foundation, IL, and the Atelier Neo-Medici, Monflanquin, France. She anticipates her 2024 artist’s residency at Studio 88, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she will immerse herself amongst the mythic hybrid entities of Thai culture.

Rosenheim is Instructor of Art + Design at Northeastern Illinois University and College of Lake County. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. In her spare time, she advocates for the pristine karst geology of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin by battling the CAFO insurgence (factory farms) that threatens its land, water, and air.