Artist in Residence, Tiffany Bozic and From the Depths Exhibit
Type: Artist-in-residence pilot project, art exhibit, and public programs.
Date: November 2007 - January 2008
Collaborators: California Academy of Sciences, Artist Tiffany Bozic, Photographer Billy O'Callghan, Filmer Todd Bell, Visiting Curator Phil Ross, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Description: I wanted to see what would happen if the Academy's marine invertebrate collections were explored through the eyes of a contemporary painter. In the Academy's first exploration into"art and science", I brought together fine artist, Tiffany Bozic and Invertebrate Zoologist, Dr. Rich Mooi in an artist-in-residence pilot project that resulted in an exhibit, an evening reception, and associated public programs reaching out to local arts organizations and media in San Francisco.
The exhibit featured large scale paintings and sketches that present the artist's vision of the life and death drama that unfolds beneath the sea. Inspired by the Invertebrate Zoology & Geology specimen collections and the live organisms in the Steinhart Aquarium, Bozic's paintings were accompanied by cases of specimens and specially designed tanks containing live fish.
Through the paintings, live animals, sketches, photographs, and film, visitors were transported into the depths of the ocean and into their imagination, hopefully seeing the common space that both artists and scientists share in their passion for discovery and understanding life.
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