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Planktonic Constructs

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Arachnoidiscus ehrenbergi, 2008 Color Photogram 20"x16"
Planktonic Constructs

7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ 08809-1303
October 11th, 2009 - November 22nd, 2009
Opening: October 18th, 2009 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.hunterdonartmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
info@hunterdonartmuseum.org
PHONE:  
908-735-8415
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
TAGS:  
photograms video-art, jellyfish, micro, microscopic photography abstract
COST:  
suggested donation $5.00

DESCRIPTION

The Hunterdon Art Museum is pleased to present Laura McClanahan: Planktonic ConstructsPlanktonic 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.