Chesterton Art Center is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition coming to the CAC galleries from print artist Corey Hagelberg titled The Design is Fine.… The Design is not Fine. The exhibit is on view August 4–September 28, 2022, with an artist reception on Saturday, August 13, from 12–2 PM. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Corey Hagelberg emphasizes and embraces the opposites and contradictions in our everyday experiences blurring the lines between humor and tragedy, natural and industrial, accusation and confession, and beautiful and grotesque. His work with black and white woodcut has highlighted the relationship between the human and natural world, and his social practice addresses issues of food justice, community growing spaces, and regenerative agriculture as it relates to creating resilient local economies and a livable planet.
“The exhibition at Chesterton Art Center will consist of about 20 black and white woodcuts spanning almost 20 years of production. Some as large as 10 feet in length, this body of work speaks to the beauty of the natural world while raising questions about the human impact on the land. Some pieces act to celebrate the beauty of nature while others tell specific stories of environmental destruction on the South Shore of Lake Michigan where industry dominates the resilient, but imperiled, Indiana Dunes.” Hagelberg stated, when asked about the specific focus of the exhibition.
Corey Hagelberg, Trees on Their Knees, 2014, 12 x 17 in, woodcut print