Please join us tonight from 7-11PM for the opening reception of the Ruth Stanford solo exhibit in Galleries 1 & 2
Also On This Day:
art Opening reception: Ruth Stanford's Cryptoecology
7:00PM - 11:00PM Price: free
OPENING will include an interactive paintball target piece. Come out to get your shoot on!
In Galleries 1 & 2
Cryptoecology, a solo exhibit by Ruth Stanford, GSU Assistant Professor of Sculpture
I began my career as a biologist, investigating ecology and the
evolution of animal behavior. I have long understood my transition to
art making in terms of process – formulating questions, imagining
scenarios and explanations for what we observe in the world. The
questions “what is this?,” “why are things this way?” and “how might
this have come to be?” are common to scientific investigations and art.
In spite of understanding this conceptual similarity of art and science,
I have never quite come to terms with connections in subject matter
between my career as a scientist and my career as an artist. Art
dealing with environmental subject matter too often takes the form of a
lesson, telling us something we already know. Survival is an
evolutionary concept, but also a human physical and emotional one. The
works in Cryptoecology comprise a series of reflections on our
relationship to the natural world. The works do not present any
particular point of view, but simply provide a starting point for
reformulating questions when the answers already are clear.