“the force that through the fossil drives utopia drives my greased age” is an outdoor sculpture consisting of a 17-foot motor boat tilted earthward and crashing into the frame of a geodesic dome. Plants emerge from the fragments of the dome. Largely weeds, these plants stand in for the first stage of secession in a disturbed earth.
Internationally-acclaimed, Chicago-based artist Claire Pentecost continues an investigation into climate, natural resources, and systems of knowledge and ecology in this outdoor sculpture at The Arts Club of Chicago. As part of Chicago Artist’s Month, she will talk about her work with geophysical scientist Elisabeth Moyer in the Arts Club galleries.