Mykitas Epoch-Whispered Histories
Fungus, wooden frame
Buddy is excited to present work by artist CV Peterson in the Randolph street window at the Chicago Cultral Center. Mykitas Epoch-Whispered Histories depicts the history of fungus using iconography of fungus, sculpted out of fungus for the viewing pleasure of futuristic fungus beings. The images depicted here are of the oldest land fossil (a fungus), the oldest water fossil (a fungus) and the fungus that makes up penicillin. Welcome to the Mykitas Epoch.
Peterson’s work will also be available for sale inside the Cultural Center at Buddy and online at hi-buddy.org.
About CV Peterson
CV Peterson (Eau Claire/Chicago) is a multidisciplinary artist who combines scientific exploration and art to examine human-caused environmental devastation. Their work takes a whimsically dark and playful view of what the planet would be like after humanity is extinct.
CV has exhibited at the Smithsonian’s FolkLife Festival, the CICA Museum in South Korea, Shanghai Zhu Qizhan Art Museum in China, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Nobel Conference on Climate Change hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College and toured through Europe by Universal Sea. They have performed at international performance festivals such as, Out of Site Chicago, The Performance Arcade in New Zealand, and Detroit’s Forward Fringe Festival. They were in residency at Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland. Their current work of fungal sculptures is sponsored by Ecovative Design.
They received their MFA and BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College where they graduated Magna Cum Laude and received Phi Beta Kappa. CV has curated Eco Art exhibitions in Chicago, IL and Eau Claire, WI. They currently teach at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and they are the founder of Envisage Retreat.