Hive in Recess_Honey to Brood

Water Feed #3

Psilochorus utanensis

Honey to Brood, new bronze works now on view at  Commonwealth and Council.

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recent exhibitions
January 2016
The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard:
Mark Dion, Jessica Rath, and Dana Sherwood
Pitzer College Art Galleries, CA

January 2015
A Better Nectar
University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, CA

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upcoming exhibitions
January 2017
 The Center for Art and the Environment
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno


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in studio
Spider 63
Spider 63 is a series of 63 drawings, tracing vellums and ink paintings of all the species of spiders found in a one mile radius of the Bernard Biological Field Station. This site is a long-standing field station for the biologists of the Claremont Colleges and includes multiple shifting habitats, some endemic to Southern California. It is extraordinary to find this level of diversity in such small area at the same elevation. Contained within this body of work are three series:

The Surgical Focus drawings are long studies of specimens seen through the Claremont’s high-powered microscopes. Seasons of Love vellum tracings reflect the season of capture at the insects’ most mature form and mating time. Liquid Stilts are studies of a specific body in mica infused paper. Collectively they speak of the beauty in diversity, seasons of change and the pose of a death throw from the pitfall trap that caught them.

a better nectar catalog 

This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (96 pp.) features a 33 1/3 rpm vinyl flexi of Resonant Nest’s six-part score. A limited edition of 500 was published by University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach and printed by Typecraft. Available for $28. For a copy please contact we@commonwealthandcouncil.com.

Designed by Val Echavarria of Casa Marengo Art & Design, the book focuses on the science and process behind the exhibition a better nectar with essays by curator Kristina Newhouse; bee scientist and collaborator Dr. Anne Leonard, University of Nevada, Reno; Drs. Antonia Szabari and Natania Meeker, University of Southern California; and the artist.

 

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selected press
Artillery on The Ocelots of Foothill Blvd.
Artillery and KCRW ‘All Things Considered‘ on a better nectar
Smithsonian article on Ripe
Who Will Remember Us, Plants and the Archive
by Antonia Szabari and Natania Meeker
Edinburgh University Press, (forthcoming)
X-TRA review by Ellen Birrell (Summer 2013)
New York Times
v.e.n.u.e. interview
Artforum review
Art in America review
Tedx talk on Youtube