Waubonsee Community College

Art Exhibit by Jessica Labatte entitled “Shadowier Herbarium”

The art exhibition Shadowier Herbarium features Jessica Labatte’s artwork. Using the studio as site of focused attention, Labatte creates assemblages from fragments of consumer society, remnants of the artist studio, and flora of the domestic landscape. The artifacts of nurturing a child and the products of the seasonal labor of nurturing a garden are brought together as reflections on time and the hidden progressions of care-taking within her photographs. She allows dust and scratches on the film to stay present in the final images, in effect celebrating the environmental forces that would typically be removed from a photograph through retouching and allowing them to become an integral part of the artistic process.

Exhibition dates: Thursday, September 26 – Monday, November 4, 2019

Viewing hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Image: Kate's Bush by Jessica Labatte, 2018, Archival pigment print, 40 x 30 in.

Art Coordinator: Cecilia Vargas, cvargas@waubonsee.edu, (630) 466-2964

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accommodation for this event, please contact the Art Coordinator. A minimum of two-week notice is requested.

Waubonsee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to: Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, compliance@waubonsee.edu.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dickson Center (DKN), Arrowhead Room
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

Event Type

Art, Music, Theatre, Literature, Lectures

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Public, Alumni, Staff


Exhibitions, Waubonsee Art


Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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