In Never Not Nature, the Detroit-based artist Megan Heeres undertook a two-month residency in the MSU Broad Art Lab, collaborating with the university’s Surplus Store and Recycling Center (SSRC). The premise of the residency was to “upcycle” material that would otherwise end up in landfills into a public exhibition. Through these materials, Heeres explores the distinctions and connections between the natural world and the manufactured one. This collaboration compelled viewers to consider the discarded as a part of their modern landscape.
Limited Edition Exhibition Book
Spartan Upcycle X Art Lab Residency, Michigan State University: 2022
Book: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Pages: 53 Photos: 24
All photos credited to PD Rearick unless otherwise noted
Exhibition essay by Steve Panton