South First Friday art walks: October 6 and November 3, 5–9pm
exhibition: October 7 to November 5, 2023
hours: Fridays 12–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12–4pm
Artists Reception and Entanglements Book Launch
Saturday, October 14, 2–4pm
LeMonie Lightning Hutt
Hector Dionicio Mendoza
Biophilia, a phenomenon brought into popular awareness by biologist E.O. Wilson, is the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms. According to Wilson, we humans have an affinity for the natural world that has evolved over millennia and is part of our genetic makeup.
The artists in this exhibition acknowledge human tendencies towards biophilia with an amazing scope of diverse creations. They respond to and mimic the natural world with both realism and abstraction, invention and science. They look to landscape, creatures, biology, and the elements, often hybridizing new forms of beingness. They employ art media and concepts as a means of communion with a concept of nature that is slipping beyond their grasp. Their artworks demonstrate close connection, consideration, and looking at human interconnection with the natural world.
-Nanette Wylde, guest curator
exhibition webpage https://preneo.org/biophilia/