516 ARTS presents Cross Pollination, a group exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators. About 35 percent of the world’s food crops and 75 percent of the flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators, including bees, moths and butterflies and birds, have become increasingly threatened by human action. With this knowledge, artists have responded to the issue by working with and for pollinators to raise awareness about their profound benefits to life on earth. Curated by artist/backyard beekeeper Valerie Roybal, Cross Pollination not only refers to how bees and other insects pollinate a large portion of the world’s food, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science. The exhibition includes local, national and international artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video, performance, and more.
Cross Pollination features the work of Jennifer Angus (Wisconsin) Steve Barry (New Mexico) Susanna Carlisle & Bruce Hamilton (New Mexico) Chris Collins (New Mexico) Kristin Diener (New Mexico) Aganetha Dyck & Richard Dyck (Canada) Kelly Eckel (New Mexico) Jo Golesworthy (United Kingdom) Lily Hunter Green (United Kingdom) Talia Greene (Pennsylvania) Mary Judge (New York) Stephanie Lerma (New Mexico) Hilary Lorenz (New York & New Mexico) Pastel (Argentina) Daisy Patton (Colorado) Jessica Rath & Robert Hoehn (California) Ren Ri (China) Bryan Konefsky/Basement Films
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