Stephanie Hargrave – January 5th-28th, 2017

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Biota

Stephanie Hargrave
January 5th – 29th, 2017
Opening: First Thurs., Jan. 5th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m. or by appt.

Artist Statement
I read an article about some scientists in the U.K. who had discovered an insect that evolved a mechanical gear.  This gear enabled it to jump fantastically fast.  A person would be destroyed if catapulted at the same velocity.  My imagination started a slow jog and then it flew.

I worked for months with this bug happily perched on a branch in my mind.  Many of the paintings reference insects with both industrial and botanical elements, while others are simply an abstract depiction of the ‘jet wash’ I imagine these bugs left in their wake.