Fungus et umbra sumus – Maria T. Whiteman Exhibit
Indiana University Environmental Resiliency Institute Fellow Maria Whiteman is investigating and illustrating the environmental benefits of fungi by conveying how the fungi and mycelium world form a functional and important part of Indiana’s biodiversity. Maria’s goal at the ERI is to create a visual entry point for people to approach the sciences, natural environments and visual art through a visceral, emotional experience.
Her ART is about Interconnectedness. Through her engaging encounters with animals, landscapes, trees, roots, fungi and ecosystems she examines them to better understand the entanglements between species. As a part of her art practice she also looks closely at environmental changes between natural resources and industry. She primarily uses photography, video and installation art to convey the deep and intrinsic ties between humans and other living beings and landscapes that capture unseen mysteries.
Her videos “Mountain Pine Beetle” and “Roadside Kestrel” were shown at the Sundance: Houston Cinema Arts Festival.
“Touching” and “Loved you right up to the end” were exhibited in the Urban Video Project “Between Species” at Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York.
In addition to her studio work, Whiteman has published critical texts in Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, Minnesota Review and Antennae, as well as an essay in Environmental Humanities.
View more of Maria’s work at her website >> https://mariawhiteman.squarespace.com/
This exhibit will be on display from January 7, 2022 to February 7, 2022 during the Jay County Campus of Arts Place’s regular gallery hours of 10 AM – 9 PM Monday – Thursday & 10 am – 6 PM on Friday.