A Salon with Scanning Electron Microscope Photograher Rose-Lynn Fisher and Video Installation Artists Ethan Turpin & Jonathan PJ Smith
Join Rose-Lynn Fisher, Ethan Turpin and Jonathan PJ Smith for a lively discussion about their contributions to “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees.” Refreshments will be served after the Salon and you will have the opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Los Angeles based photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher takes highly magnified black and white photos of bees and bee parts through a scanning electron microscope. Several of her stunning photographs are part of “Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees.” Her book of photographs “Bee” was named one of Discover Magazine's Best Science Art Books of 2012. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Collaborators Ethan Turpin and Jonathan PJ Smith created “Bee Cell”, a hexagonal room with two doors, for Swarm: A Collaboration with Bees.” Projections of oversized bees at their hive cover translucent panels within each of the six sides. Inside, the projections become bold and immersive. Above, a mirror gives the illusion of extended space, which incorporates the viewer’s image into the hive structure as speakers play the sound of the bee colony.
Ethan Turpin uses cameras, optics, and found materials in his work. His creative practice spans across old and new media to experiment with visual and societal perception. Jonathan PJ Smith’s large scale installations involve combinations of light, sound, and video projection within constructed environments.