Art of the Day: Hightailing It: Artists View the Natural World at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

BRIT presents a wide-ranging exhibition featuring artworks drawn from the holdings of three long-established metroplex galleries–Afterimage Gallery, David Dike Fine Art, and William Campbell Contemporary Art. The artworks selected by art historian Barbara Koerble demonstrate how close observation of the natural world is transformed through each artist’s personal style using their chosen medium of painting, printmaking or photography. Landscape vistas created by several generations of well-travelled artists are on view, ranging from highly realistic images to semi-representational abstraction, along with intimate works that capture close up views of nature. Several artworks depict the urban forest and suggest how encroachment into nature can lead to ecological impacts.

The Madeline R. Samples Gallery will be open for Spring Gallery Night from 4pm – 9pm on Saturday, 25 March. The opening reception, with light hors d’oeuvres, will be from 6pm – 8pm and curator Barbara Koerble will give a Gallery Talk at 6:30pm.

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