Deborah Boardman: A Porous Space

A Porous Space Gahlberg Art Gallery, College of DuPage, 2010

Like Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Deborah Boardman’s generous art looks to the self-governing forces of nature creating synergies between human experience and natural phenomena. While her practice is deeply rooted in painting, it also belongs to a broader trajectory of process art that includes, in addition to working with systems of nature, artists books, video, performance and public collaboration. Drawing on the poetics and necessities of place, each project serves as a locus for diverse methods of working, a porous space for private exploration and communal exchange.

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