The Hunterdon Art Museum is pleased to present Laura McClanahan: Planktonic Constructs. Planktonic Constructs features color photograms and video abstractions inspired by different species of plankton. Using her darkroom enlarger as a microscope, and glass objects to represent microorganisms, the artist creates pictures that resemble various protists, plankton, diatoms and jellyfish. She invites the viewer into a constructed world entirely of her own making that convincingly replicates a scientific investigation. Two intriguing videos transform live jellyfish into a mesmerizing kaleidoscopic panorama. These works reflect McClanahan’s interest in probing life’s origins. The ambiguity of her mysterious forms challenges us to ponder similar questions.