Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night stop | Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research

Category

Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas are thrilled to participate as a Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night stop!  Fort Worth Gallery Night is hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association.

Join us at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) for Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research, the result of a two-year research-based creative affiliation with Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Research Botanist; Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Director; and Ana Niño, Librarian.  Dornith Doherty presents new large-scale artworks that engage with the past, chronicle the present, and project our possible ecological futures.

The exhibition includes Dornith Doherty’s large-scale transparencies made from diaphanized plants collected in 1956, illuminated photographic panels of ferns recently discovered in the tropics of Colombia, and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants.

Among Doherty’s chief concerns are the philosophical, cultural, and ecological questions that are often left invisible when considering human entanglement in our rapidly changing environment. This confluence of interests led to her ongoing collaborations with scientists, archives, seed banks, natural history collections, and research institutes focused on the preservation of biodiversity and enhancing environmental resilience since 2008.

With these new artworks, Doherty brings to light the complex web of global scientific histories and the promising results of current day environmental research. Doherty’s work is concerned with our stewardship of the natural environment, and this new project continues to explore the subject and the importance of present-day efforts in preserving today’s plant diversity for future generations.

The exhibition will be on display through June 30, 2023.

Where: The Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall is located in the BRIT building of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden located at 1700 University Dr. Fort Worth, Texas 76107.  For more information, please call (817) 332-4441.

When: Saturday, March 25th, time TBD

For more information about the exhibit, visit the exhibit’s event page or email dornith.doherty@unt.edu and avasco@brit.org.

Date

Mar 25 2023
  • 00

    days

  • 00

    hours

  • 00

    minutes

  • 00

    seconds

Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night stop | Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research

Category

Date

Mar 25 2023
  • 00

    days

  • 00

    hours

  • 00

    minutes

  • 00

    seconds

Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas are thrilled to participate as a Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night stop!  Fort Worth Gallery Night is hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association.

Join us at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) for Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research, the result of a two-year research-based creative affiliation with Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Research Botanist; Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Director; and Ana Niño, Librarian.  Dornith Doherty presents new large-scale artworks that engage with the past, chronicle the present, and project our possible ecological futures.

The exhibition includes Dornith Doherty’s large-scale transparencies made from diaphanized plants collected in 1956, illuminated photographic panels of ferns recently discovered in the tropics of Colombia, and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants.

Among Doherty’s chief concerns are the philosophical, cultural, and ecological questions that are often left invisible when considering human entanglement in our rapidly changing environment. This confluence of interests led to her ongoing collaborations with scientists, archives, seed banks, natural history collections, and research institutes focused on the preservation of biodiversity and enhancing environmental resilience since 2008.

With these new artworks, Doherty brings to light the complex web of global scientific histories and the promising results of current day environmental research. Doherty’s work is concerned with our stewardship of the natural environment, and this new project continues to explore the subject and the importance of present-day efforts in preserving today’s plant diversity for future generations.

The exhibition will be on display through June 30, 2023.

Where: The Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall is located in the BRIT building of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden located at 1700 University Dr. Fort Worth, Texas 76107.  For more information, please call (817) 332-4441.

When: Saturday, March 25th, time TBD

For more information about the exhibit, visit the exhibit’s event page or email dornith.doherty@unt.edu and avasco@brit.org.