The Arts Council of Princeton is featuring a fascinating exhibit – Animal Architects: Influences on Human Creativity. The artists have been inspired by animal architects’ ingenuity for building and constructing. Some might choose realism as a form of expression, while others create using other approaches.
The Animal Architects exhibition aims to open our eyes to the amazing engineering feats throughout the animal world, a reflection on the behavioral capabilities of animals and what their building tells us about the nature of human creativity. Visitors can expect imaginative works from Harry Bower, Linda Gebhard, Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, and Richard Sanders. Animal Architects: Influences on Human Creativity, curated by Payton, will be on view in ACP’s Taplin Gallery now through December 5, 2015.
Webs, termite mounds, beehives, burrows, bowers, nests and dams incorporate sophisticated features such as ventilation, temperature regulation, structural strength, multiple escape routes, complicated multi-material site constructions and special purpose chambers which result in aesthetically beautiful forms. ~Donna Payton, Curator’s Statement
Artist Panel Discussion
Join artists Harry Bower, Linda Gebhard, Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, and Richard Sanders in a panel discussion regarding the artists’ inspirations and approaches behind their work on view.
Animal Architects: Building and Evolution of Intelligence, will be featured on Friday, November 20, 7:30 – 9:00 PM. Signed copies of the book that inspired the concept of the exhibition will be available for sale via Labyrinth Books.
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit Arts Council of Princeton or call (609) 924-8777.