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The Quantitative Methods of Dexterity
June 2, 2017 - June 30, 2017
AM welcomes a special show curated by local scientist/artist Graham Hun.
“The Quantitative Methods of Dexterity” is an exploration between the relationship biology and art plays in these young artists lives. A multimedia collection of both old and new works will be up for display through the month of June featuring local artist and biologist Graham Hunt, international artist Siru Nurminen and featuring Richard Curzon.
Siru Nurminen: Siru is from the lakeside town of Lahti, Finland. She holds a bachelor’s degree Horticulture. Siru’s interest in the natural world began during childhood. She currently own quite arguably the largest collection of carnivorous plants in the entirety of Finland. A previous illustrator of of fantasy wolves, she now focuses on plant illustration when not working as a horticulturist at Meadowview Biological Research Station she has been spending her time working on illustrations of the plants being grown at the facility.
Richard Curzon: Originally from Utah, Richard hold a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Wildlife Management. He interned at Meadowview in 2011 with Graham and returned as a full time horticulturist in 2015. Unlike Graham and Siru, Richard has no background in the visual arts, but will be making works for this exhibition.
About our guest curator:
Graham Hunt holds 2 bachelor degrees: one in Fine Arts and another in Biology. His artwork ranges from vibrant fabric dying to brutal macro photography. His specialty is hyper-technical wire sculpture. He’s had a constant fascination with the natural world since childhood. This interest only grew with age and developed into a passion and a profession. This will be Graham’s last showing before moving to Baltimore to work as a horticulturist at the National Aquarium. Graham interned at Meadowview in 2011 and has been volunteering every summer ever since and has been photographing events at AM since 2015.
Free to the public, as are our refreshments and the trolley rides to the other galleries in the walk, compliments of Fredericksburg Arts Commission