Thursday, August 27, 2009

Florida artist Brian Burkhardt on campus next week

Brian Burkhardt's glowing Dome
sets the stage for his fabricated hybrid
plants and organisms to be presented
at the UW Art Museum.

Photo courtesy of Gallery Diet.

Florida artist Brian Burkhardt will be in Laramie next week to assist with the installation of his solo exhibition, moss doesn't grow on rolling stones . . . a vision of nature by Brian Burkhardt. Dome is the studio in which this rather "mad-scientist/artist" has playfully re-figured nature. His Office Plant series offer hybrids of plants and office machinery--cell phones and fax machines.

For his Wyoming exhibition, he has created a new work, Take Heed, an installation of caterpillers that include in braille "take" and "heed."

Three public programs are scheduled during Burkhardt's residency, all on Thurs., Sept. 3:

Gallery Talk Through

Art Talk

Panel: Scientists View Nature Through the Lens of Art: The Seen and Unseen
UW faculty scheduled to respond to Burkhardt's work include Naomi Ward (microbial genomics, Molecular Biology), Carlos Martines del Rio (ecophysiology, Zoology), Pete Stahl (microbial and fungal ecology, Renewable Resources), Stephen Jackson (director, Program in Ecology) and Jeffrey Lockwood (natural sciences and humanities, Philosophy).

Information may be seen on the Art Museum webpage and its press release.

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