January 30–March 13, 2020
This exhibition closed early due to heightened safety precautions.
What a Wonderful World highlights four artists that address environmental concerns with a common thread throughout their work related to science, memory, and the lasting impact of human interactions affecting the future of our planet. Binh Danh's daguerreotypes—part nostalgic vision, part environmental cry—document the natural beauty of the currently protected land in Yosemite National Park. Rena Detrixhe creates dirt rugs using Oklahoma soil, sifting the collective memories embedded in the dust. Ryan Hoover’s tree forms are created by an algorithm that the artist has written to simulate natural growth patterns. Marion Wilson's photographs and drawings are often through the lens of ecology, where her attention has been drawn to the study of stress-tolerant and overlooked plant species that live in micro environments—particularly, moss.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Exhibiting Artists, January 30, 5:30 p.m., Rothman Gallery
Miniature Worlds: Terrarium Workshop with Marion Wilson, February 27, 5:30 p.m., Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art, $30 per person/$15 for students with ID, Please call 717-358-4428 or email email@example.com to RSVP
Thumbnail Image Credit: Rena Detrixhe, Red Dirt Rug (detail), 2017. Installed at Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Oklahoma soil, impressed with shoe sole patterns, 25' x 40'. Photo by Mark Andrus. Courtesy of the artist.