The latest installation on the lawn of the Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road, includes works by Janet Austin, Bob Fields, Gina Grillo, Suzanne Horwitz, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Margot McMahon and Victor Nelson. The works, selected by juror Patrick Dougherty, will be on view through October.
Above Ms. Austin’s “The Night Butterfly” was “inspired by the Gypsy Moth, a pest known for destroying whole forests. The night sky tiles on the wings allude to “Night Butterfly,” according to information on her website. She also says, “The exploration of the naughty and nice in nature led me to combine the menacing with the beautiful in my most recent work, sculpture of welded steel and concrete inspired by insects and insect parts. These smaller pieces please us with beautiful finishes and form, yet include an element of danger or grossness. As in the large mosaic sculptures we are both attracted to and repelled from them simultaneously.”