The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is pleased to be a sponsor of the forthcoming juried group exhibition, ECLOSION, organized by the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, Texas from November 9 to December 1, 2013. The list of participating artists chosen for the exhibition has just been announced and full details can be found below.
The exhibition venue will be Canopy Austin, which is located at 916 Springdale Road in Austin (Building #3, #102).
Amanda North “Study of a Leaf Bug,” Andrew Yang “Mail Parts,” Pen Brady “Intent To Display,” Damond Kyllo “Atta-Brije,” Andrea Uravitch “Cicada Shell,” Jamie Spinello “Mimicry,” Jessee Smith “Vermiform,” Reagan Pufall “Ghost Mantis,” Brigette Zacharczenko “Metamorphosis”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSECT ART EXHIBIT TO FEATURE 44 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
Austin, Tex. – Art.Science.Gallery. is pleased to announce the list of participating artists for ECLOSION—a juried group exhibition of insect-inspired art. The exhibition will feature 57 works by 44 artists, which were chosen by an esteemed jury of entomologist-artists Dr. Mark Moffett (National Geographic), Dr. Walter Tschinkel (University of Florida), Dr. David Maddison (Oregon State University) and Dr. Diane Ullman (University of California at Davis). ECLOSION aims to increase public appreciation of insects, entomology and biodiversity through the visual arts.
Co-curators Barrett Klein (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, www.pupating.org) and Hayley Gillespie (Art.Science.Gallery.) have assembled artworks that range from exquisite illustrations to human-insect collaborations. Steven Kutcher’s darkling beetles paint with colored feet while Jennifer Angus’ real and hybrid insects carry out human-like activities. Carel Brest van Kempen’s humans participate in insect-like metamorphosis and Vincent Fink’s Lord Worm reigns in Atlas Metamorphosis.
List of Participating Artists
Amanda D. North
Andrea V. Uravitch
La Crosse, WI
Brigette Zacharczenko (Weird Bug Lady)
Carel Brest van Kempen
Orland Park, IL
David C. Montgomery
Fernandina Beach, FL
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rocky River, OH
Ian M. Wright
Jessee J. Smith
University Park, MD
John + Kendra Abbott
San Francisco, CA
Karen Anne Klein
Pleasant Ridge, MI
Reagan D. Pufall
San Francisco, CA
Falls Curch, VA
Art.Science.Gallery. will be hosting several events during the exhibition. All events are FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP on our website. Locations TBA
Saturday, November 9, 2013 7-11 p.m. | Opening Reception + Catalogue Release featuring insect hors d’oeuvres by Little Herds + WorldEnto!
Sunday, November 10, 4 p.m. | Public Lecture by sustainable artist Emily Bryant, who creates collages of invasive insect species using invasive plants removed from wild places.
Tuesday, November 12, 8 p.m. | Public Lecture + Book Signing by Damselflies of Texas: A Field Guide (University of Texas Press) author Dr. John Abbott and illustrator Dr. Barrett Klein.
November 16-17 + 23-24 | EAST Austin Studio Tour hours 11 a.m.–6 p.m. with insect hors d’oeuvres by Little Herds + WorldEnto Saturday, November 16th 3–6 p.m.
The exhibition coincides with the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (Nov 10-13), which will bring 3,000 entomologists to Austin and the 2013 EAST Austin Studio Tour (Nov 16-17 + 23-24). Interactive links between artworks and images of rare and endangered species will be provided by creative partner ARKive.
Art.Science.Gallery. is proud to work with creative partner ARKive for this exhibition. Sponsors include the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, the Entomological Society of America and Austin Realtor© Michael Slavik.