The University of La Verne Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography presents
Queen Bees: eco-actions and collective organizing
Join us for the reception and discussion with the curator and artists!
Reception Thursday, April 26: 7-9PM Discussion 7PM
Kim Abeles | Jacki Apple | Atico 8 | Lauren Bon | Nancy Buchanan | Roya Falahi | Nancy Macko | Sheila Pinkel
Queen Bees: eco-actions and collective organizing presents photographic artwork and documentation of women artists whose varied creative lives enunciate community. Politically responsive and ecologically assertive, the women artists and collectives assembled in this exhibition are vital members of the global arts community.
The organizing and specialization within the bee colony resonates with these artists, and has a biological corollary in a human brain that rewards collective behavior. In the last decade neuroscience has advanced the idea that human beings, and women in particular, are wired to collaborate and cooperate. When given tasks that allow one individual to advance towards a goal through a collaborative effort, the brain responds by activating what are known as reward centers, producing pleasure in response to working together. Like social insects whose specialized instincts fulfill the collective needs of the hive, the assembled artists thrive within and around identified communities.
Kim Abeles www.kimabeles.com
Jacki Apple www.jackiapple.com
Atico 8 – Liz Kueneke/Margarita Pineda/Ximena Covaleda
Lauren Bon – FarmLab and notacornfield www.laurenbon.com; notacornfield.com; farmlab.org/
Nancy Buchanan www.nancybuchanan.net
Roya Falahi www.fette-gallery.com/artists/roya_falahi.php
Nancy Macko www.nancymacko.com
Sheila Pinkel www.art.pomona.edu/studioart/faculty/pinkel.html
the League of Imaginary Scientists www.imaginaryscience.org