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Upcoming Exhibition: Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar

Upcoming Exhibition: Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar

Jessica Rath, Resonant Nest. Installation view. Photograph by Brian Forrest
Jessica Rath, Resonant Nest. Installation view.
Photograph by Brian Forrest

 

We’re looking forward to bringing this next exhibition to campus: Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar is a multisensory installation based on the artist’s extensive research into co-evolutionary communication between flowering plants and their pollinators. The exhibition opens to the public on February 1 and is on view until April 9, 2017. The free public opening reception is Wednesday, February 1, from 5-7pm, with an opening day talk by the artists on Feb 1 from 4-5pm.

In A Better Nectar, Rath creates an immersive experience using sculptural forms, light, and sound to explore how bumblebees learn and remember multisensory floral symbols to find better nectar. Visitors will encounter human-scaled sculptures that evoke a bee’s sensory journey from nest to nectar, with audio and visual elements that interpret the bee’s experience of an audibly and visually pulsing world. A Better Nectar is informed by Rath’s research and discussions with the scientists at Leonard Bee Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The exhibition’s highlight, “Resonant Nest,” is a responsive acoustic sculpture taking the form of a human-scaled bumblebee nest. Human voice interpretations of bee communication emanate from the sculpture, designed in collaboration with Ian Schneller of Specimen Products, Chicago. The score, created by Los Angeles-based composer Robert Hoehn and performed by the nationally renowned California State University Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg, will shift with live changes in the local New Jersey weather.

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday,February 1, 5:00-7:00
Artists’ Talk with Jessica Rath and Robert Hoehn: Wednesday, February 1, 4:00-5:00

Related Event:
Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Anne S. Leonard of the University of Nevada, Reno
Exploring the Sensory World of Bees through Science and Art
Friday, February 3, 2017, 12:30–1:30 pm
Mayo Concert Hall
More information about Dr. Leonard’s Brown Bag Lecture
The TCNJ Gallery will be open following the lecture from 1:30-4:00pm.


Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar premiered at the University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach (UAM) and was organized Kristina Newhouse, UAM Curator of Exhibitions. The project was generously supported by Metabolic Studio, The Peter S. Reed Foundation, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and a California Community Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship for Visual Artists.

This exhibition and related programming is co-sponsored by TCNJ School of Science and Department of Biology.

Exhibitions at TCNJ are funded in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

 

TCNJ Art Gallery Closed for Installation

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