Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Upcoming Events with Artist Brian Burkhardt

Brian Burkhardt, Shopping Cart, abandoned shopping cart, polyurethane foam, spray foam, spray paint, acrylic paint, polymer clay, wire, polyester threads, plastic micro beads, patina, cotton, fibers, gelatin capsules, aluminum foil, wood glue, and gorilla glue, 48 x 36 x 75 inches
Photo courtesy of Gallery Diet

Join Miami-based artist Brian Burkhardt and UW Science faculty on Thursday, September 3, beginning at 6:30 pm, for an Art Talk, followed by response and discussion on the topic, Scientists View Nature Through the Lens of Art: The Seen and Unseen.

Burkhardt is currently installing his exhibition moss doesn’t grow on rolling stones…a vision of nature by Brian Burkhardt, in the UW Art Museum. Burkhardt’s work explores the symbiotic relationship of humans, ecosystems, the flora and fauna of the living world, the impact of technology and the adaptation of species in contemporary environments.

The faculty response and discussion is sponsored in part by the UW Program in Ecology. Participating science faculty are, Jeff Lockwood, Stephen Jackson, Naomi Ward, Pete Stahl and Carlos Martinez del Rio. Students and community are encouraged to attend.

Public programs scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition include:
Thursday, September 3 10:30 am Gallery Walk Through
Thursday, September 3 6:30 pm Art Talk
Thursday, September 3 7:30 pm Response and discussion with UW Science Faculty

For more information call 307.766.6622. All programs are free and open to the public.

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