Expanded in Sites: The Tremendous Beauty of Small Wonders
December 11—March 5, 2016
Free with museum admission/membership
Expanded in Sites invites you to consider the magic that radiates in small wonders, particularly the lives and landscapes of the minute beings with which we share the environment. This series of photographs were digitallly manipulated to communicate the less tangible aspects of the natural world, like the deeply saturated hues that suggest the ultraviolet signals plants use to attract insects that are invisible to the human eye.
Artist Sreekishen Nair, Fall 2015 Bell Museum artist in residence, explores the more miniscule realms of natural biology—their chaos, mystery, and elegance—and creates works in a variety of media. His work developed from photographs of tiny animals and plant features that were sited in local gardens, wayside patches, as well as in the specimen collections at the Bell Museum, and at the University's College of Biological Sciences.