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Fifth Floor is pleased to present Stanton Hunter's\, "Migrat ion Grids 3.0" which is inspired by the invisible migration grids* of the M onarch butterflies and imagines what it would be like if humans could see t his hidden phenomenon. Explorations into how the grids might actually appea r are expanded to include computer generated 3D grids\, fractals\, maps\, n ests\, spider web cocoons over prey\, and bamboo roots. Visual connections start to be seen from microcosm to macrocosm as the gallery space is concep tually transformed into a sky-viewing platform from which to follow the gri ds. 

Hunter uses a very terrestrial material\, clay\, to make so mething celestial. Earth\, associated with mass and permanence\, is transla ted into these shifting\, ephemeral\, and ethereal sky-forms. The work is a bout more than the ceramic forms\, as they encompass void more than object and the complex shadows they cast are immaterial. But together\, the object s and shadows point to what can’t be seen\, at least by the human eye. 

Hunter has been an instructor and guest lecturer at Art Center Coll ege of Design in Pasadena\, ran the ceramics program at Scripps College in Claremont for five years\, was a visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Pit zer College also in Claremont\, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. He received his MFA from the Unive rsity of Southern California in 2000 and he did his undergraduate work in p erceptual psychology/alternative education at Eckerd College in St. Petersb urg\, Florida.

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*Monarch Butterflies making the ir annual migration from the eastern United States to winter residences in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountain ranges find their way by following a three-d imensional map of polarized ultraviolet light\, a study has found. Though U V light is invisible to humans\, to butterflies it appears as a grid in the sky that emanates from the sun... 

-Science File of the Los Angeles Times\, May 7\, 2005. Research findings of Dr. Adriana Briscoe\, U C Irvine\, and Dr. Steven Reppert\, U Mass Medical School.

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