/ De Pree Art Gallery

Out of Nature

Nancy Susan McCormack

August 24–September 22, 2017

Out of Nature

Out of Nature is an exhibition of recent works by the internationally-based artist Nancy McCormack. The exhibition features prints, paintings and sculptural installations on walls and floors. The works deal with intercultural miscommunication, migration, pattern, reproduction, appropriation and conflict. McCormack’s work often addresses issues of constructed identity and personal development. Here she broadens her focus and reflects on the role of the natural world, our influence on it and its ability to affect cultural change.

In her multi-disciplinary practice, McCormack explores issues surrounding constructed identity and the performance of the self. She is best known for her interactive performance projects which often involve printmaking techniques and engaging viewers in the creative process, connecting their actions to an aesthetic object and as a result, revealing something about themselves. 

McCormack grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts and pursued a career teaching and producing exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Turkey. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from The City College of New York. McCormack has also worked extensively as a bookbinder and in rare book and paper conservation.

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Friday, September 22 | 4–5 p.m.
Cook Auditorium, De Pree Art Center and Gallery


Friday, September 22 | 5–6:30 p.m.
De Pree Art Center and Gallery