In the Star Tribune West Today section, there is a teensy little paragraph in the header that says “In Your Area: Biology and science, as big art.”
Oooo…sounds intriguing. The brief write up goes on to list the where (Hopkins Center for the Arts – 1111 Mainstreet), the what (“Entropy and Evolution, Works on Paper”), the who (Minneapolis artist Martha Iserman) and the when (Feb 25th-April 3). And that’s it. Sad! Off to the interwebs!
A stop at the Hopkins Center for the Arts website gives a brief write-up of the new exhibit, but doesn’t list much more than the Stribe.
I have a little more luck at Rift Magazine, a local music and art news website and print publication. They’re kind enough to give a lengthier event description and have this to say:
Martha is an artist interested in preserving and promoting an innate sense of awe with nature. She uses ink and watercolor to render naturalistic creatures that she has imagined based on her own science studies. Her work is focused on the natural world due to a fascination with the biological sciences and her lifelong fear of sharks and water. Entropy and Evolution is a study between time and biology, relating to natural processes such as growth, predation, symbiosis, migration, decay and adaptation.
And then jackpot with Martha Iserman‘s personal website! She has very interesting pictures of cephelopods, cnidarians, giant jellies, and my favorite – “nightmares” – ocean creatures that are part nature, part imagination. She mixes pale whites and grays with dark greens, blues, red, browns and grays and the overall effect is one of somber appreciation. I’m ain’t one of them there art critics, but I think I’ll really enjoy her exhibit.
Looks like a trip to the art center for me!