[a]drift Opens Today

Opening today on the Gallery Wall at the Beaty Biodiversity Museun is our newest exhibition, [a]drift, a stunning visual art series by printmaker Edith Krause:


Edith Krause

May 9 – August 25, 2013

“If we are to protect the world’s multitude of places and creatures, then we must know them, not just conceptually, but imaginatively as well.”

– Wendell Berry, Life is a Miracle

In this visual art exhibition by Edith Krause, [a]drift presents human life-sized images of microscopic marine creatures. Merging the worlds of art and science, Krause chose portraiture, an art form traditionally reserved for humans, as her medium to showcase individual organisms while carefully avoiding the scientific habit of splaying them out for identification. She worked with them as characters in the actual poses she observed. While the images are mimetic, these enlarged portraits convey their ecological importance, reveal forms that are unfamiliar and fantastic, and make visible the invisible.

Artist Talk by Edith Krause

Saturday, August 10, 2013  |  2:00 p.m.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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Join Edith Krause, the artist presenting our exhibition [a]drift, as she explores the inspiration and process behind her work.

For more information and artist biography, click here.