Friday, March 4th to Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project is pleased to present Humanature, an art exhibition that calls into question the boundaries between what is “human” and what is “natural.”  Opening Friday, March 4, 6-9pm at la Esquina, this ambitious show features installations, sculptures, photographs, prints, and mixed media works by artists Cameron Fuller (St. Louis), David Johnson (St. Louis), Jamie Kreher (St. Louis), Karen McCoy (Kansas City), Carin Mincemoyer (Pittsburgh, PA), Eric Troffkin (Detroit, MI), and B.j. Vogt(St. Louis), who is also the exhibition curator.  In addition, the artists and curator will participate in Correlations, a panel discussion about the concepts introduced in Humanature on Saturday, March 5, 1 pm, also at la Esquina. All free and open to all.

Raising questions about the definitions of “natural” and “man-made,” the boundaries implied therein, and the manners in which humans are disposed to representing “nature” as “other,” this exhibition argues for a more expansive consideration. “Our influence over the natural world, and the impact this influence, in turn, exerts upon human civilization, make readily apparent the fact that we are, in fact, part of an ongoing natural process in which both choice and chance determine the outcome,” writes curator B.j. Vogt. “It is relevant therefore to propose that humans exist as a natural event unfolding within the evolutionary timeline of the Earth.”

Humanature runs March 4 through April 16, 2011, at La Esquina, 1000 West 25th Street,  KCMO 64108.

La Esquina hours are Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 12-5pm and Thursdays 11am-6pm.

See photos of the Humanature opening.

Event Details

March 4th to April 16th, 2011


La Esquina (1000 West St. Kansas City, MO 64108)

Correlations, a panel discussion involving the concepts introduced in Humanature
Saturday, March 5th, 1 PM

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