ENVIROSCAPES: JEN TRUTE RETROSPECTIVE
December 8, 2012-April 21, 2013
Opening Reception, December 8, 2 pm
Driven by her insatiable fascination with environmental degradation, Jen Trute’s surreal paintings poignantly evoke awareness of the human impact on nature and the fragility of our global ecosystem. Approaching her subject matter with scientific detail, Trute’s dystopian narratives reference a myriad of interests ranging from natural sciences, climate change, endangered animals and art history to sociopolitical concerns. This retrospective exhibition features Trute’s work from approximately 1998-2011 including paintings and preparatory drawings and early portrait paintings that show her focused evolution into environmentally-conscious art. Enviroscapes is the first museum retrospective since the artist’s unfortunate passing in 2011. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m., and is complimentary for OMA members and free with museum admission.