Friday, March 27, 2015

Exhibition: “Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” featuring Artists Roland Verreet and Davin Ebanks - show runs through Friday, March 27, 2015 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, WI

“Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” February 5-March 27, 2015
(Image caption: Foraminifera’ by Roland Verreet | Sculptural vases by Davin Ebanks)

at National Gallery Cayman  https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/
Exhibition: “Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” featuring Artists Roland Verreet and Davin Ebanks - Members' Preview on Thursday, February 5, 2015; show runs through Friday, March 27, 2015 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Telephone: 345-945-8111; email: info@nationalgallery.org.ky and education@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “A new exhibition is about to open at the National Gallery called “Luminescent Forms: Art Under the Microscope” featuring Artists Roland Verreet and Davin Ebanks. It's an exhibition of foraminifera – tiny single-celled organisms found in our oceans – beautifully magnified and photographed by Roland Verreet, and re-imagined in glass by Davin Ebanks. Accompanying the artists’ work will be the “Sand Lab”, an interactive educational space, which has been designed specifically for the exhibition. The Lab features more samples of foraminifera, a microscope under which the organisms can be viewed, sand samples, and a DVD exploring Roland’s process. Students will learn about the role this organism plays in studying climate change and coral reef health. The members’ preview evening for National Gallery members and guests will be held on Thursday, 5 February. For membership details and to receive your invitation visit: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Become-a-Member.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/LuminescentFormsArtUndertheMicroscope/upcomingexhibitions and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
About the Artists: “Roland Verreet is a renowned mechanical engineer who spends much of his life analysing structural damage beneath a microscope. As a creative outlet he studies foraminifera – tiny single-celled organisms whose skeletons are found in sand. Following in a tradition established by 19th century naturalists, he gathers samples of this ancient life form and captures their intricate structures under complex optical, digital and scanning electron microscopes, transforming them into stunning works of art. Davin Ebanks is a well-known Caymanian artist who works in a variety of media but primarily in glass. For 'Luminescent Forms', Davin has created a new series of sculptural forms, drawing on the anthropomorphic shapes of the foraminifera.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/LuminescentFormsArtUndertheMicroscope/upcomingexhibitions
For further information: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/, https://twitter.com/NatGalCaymanand https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman. For further information about the artists https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/LuminescentFormsArtUndertheMicroscope/upcomingexhibitions

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