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Current Show: mother•land

Some of the most iconic natural lands in the United States are seen with a fresh perspective in a new exhibit at Heartland Community College.

Heartland’s Joe McCauley Gallery presents mother•land, large scale photographs by Monica Estabrook, running March 30 through June 11, 2020.

Estabrook describes her color prints in mother•land as anti-sublime landscapes. Photographed while on family camping trips with “the kids in tow, time constrained by the needs of others”, she frames “brief, disrupted encounters with the landscape.”

Featuring the Grand Canyon, Death Valley Basin, Petrified Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Big Sur, and other popular, scenic locations, Estabrook’s photographs are purposely opposite of sublime landscape conventions. She conveys a place and moment to express “that feeling of squeezing in suppressed passions that end up being overpowered by the necessity to rear children and provide for the family.”

To read more, please read the gallery information document.

  • Walk through Video

    Journey through mother•land: a large-scale nature photography exhibit by Monica Estabrook, an Illinois artist, high school art teacher, and mother.

     

    Panorama

    A panoramic view of the mother•land exhibit – a large-scale nature photography collection by Monica Estabrook: an Illinois artist, high school art teacher, and mother.

     

    Sequoia National Forest

    Experience a close-up shot of Sequoia National Forest, a digital print from mother•land – a large-scale nature photography exhibition by Monica Estabrook: an Illinois artist, high school art teacher, and mother.

     

    Death Valley Dunes

    View a close-up of the digital print, Death Valley Dunes, from mother•land – a large-scale nature photography exhibition by Monica Estabrook: an Illinois artist, high school art teacher, and mother.

     

    Grand Canyon

    Explore Grand Canyon: an anti-sublime perspective of the natural wonder from mother•land – a large-scale nature photography exhibition by Monica Estabrook: an Illinois artist, high school art teacher, and mother.

     

  • List of Works

    List of Works document

    Digital Guest Book

    Please comment on the art and poetry. Comments will be shared with the artist and poets.

  • Motherland PR Image

    Artist Bio and Artist Resume

    Artist Bio

    Artist Resume

  • Poetry image

    List of Poems

  • Gallery Landing Page Image

     

    College Statement

    The Joe McCauley Art Gallery is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus.  For more information, please see the Heartland News and Heartland Coronavirus pages.

     

Contact the Art Gallery

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Currently, the art gallery is closed until further notice.

Danell Dvorak

Art Gallery Coordinator
Email: Danell.Dvorak@heartland.edu

Meg Struve

LASS Administrative Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8635
Email: Meg.Struve@heartland.edu

Steve Fast

Director of Public Information
Email: Steve.Fast@heartland.edu

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