Nature. As an aesthetic theme, it just might be to the current artistic moment what the "body" was for much of the Nineties: a conflicted, embattled zone over which partisans squabble, draw lines in the sand, and constantly redefine the terms of the battle itself. One thing is clear. Nature today ain't what it used to be. Once the most benign, traditional subject matter of artists, inspiration for countless landscape studies, nature now is confusing, slippery, and provocative. What is it? Where is it? Whose is it? And how are we supposed to relate to it? Two current South Florida exhibitions offer impressions of nature, employing vastly different... More >>>