12/02/2019 Phillips Museum of Art

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

Rothman Gallery

January 30–March 29, 2020

This exhibition 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.

 

Related Events:

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 babs.smith@fandm.edu to RSVP

Paint Night, April 16, 5:30 p.m., Booth Ferris North, Steinman College Center, $30 per person/$15 for students with ID, Please call 717-358-4428 or email babs.smith@fandm.edu to RSVP

Moss Exploration Field Hike with Lisa J. Sanchez, Lancaster County Parks & Recreation, April 22, 10:00 a.m & 5:00 p.m., Pavilion 32 at D.F. Buchmiller County Park, Please call 717-358-4428 or email babs.smith@fandm.edu to RSVP

 

Thumbnail Image Credit: Rena Detrixhe, Red Dirt Rug, 2017, [detail], 25' x 40', installed at Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI. Oklahoma soil, impressed with shoe sole patterns. Photo by Mark Andrus. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

  • Daguerreotype of Yosemite Falls, CA, taken in 2012 by Binh Danh. Image Credit: Binh Danh, Yosemite Falls, CA, 2012, Daguerreotype, Plate: 4x5 in, Frame: 9x8 ¼ in, Courtesy of the artist, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, and Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix.
  • Photograph of one of artist Ryan Hoover's sculptures that shows a tree made using a unique algorithm to mimic the way trees grow. Image Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Hoover
  • Photograph of slides Marion Wilson created. Image Credit: Marion Wilson, From the series Preponderance of Small Things, Photo by David Broda, Courtesy of the artist
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