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Published May 15, 2018
“The Butterfly Series: From the Collection of Jordan W. Finkelstein MD, MSc” will open Saturday, May 26, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
“The Butterfly Series” features work by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker derived from the personal collection of Finkelstein. The delicate butterflies are placed directly on a scanner and transformed into digital files -- no camera is used in the process -- to combine 21st century technology with traditional scientific specimens to create unique art objects. Lang and Tucker are known for using ultra-high-resolution scans and creating a multidimensional viewing experience of scales, fur, structures, and patterns of life and disintegration.
The exhibition will be on view at the UW Art Museum through Oct. 27.
“‘The Butterfly Series’ is an invitation to look deep in the face of nature,” says Kacy Patrick, a UW student and intern at the UW Art Museum. “You might be surprised by what you discover.”
Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.
About the Artists
Lang is a professor emeritus of art and integrative arts at Pennsylvania State University. He founded the Digital Photography Studio in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture. Lang also is an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Tucker received her MFA in photography from Penn State. She has been a practicing herbalist and flower essence practitioner for over 25 years. Tucker teaches herbal studies workshops throughout Pennsylvania.
Lang and Tucker co-own The Studio at Hill Crystal Farm in Spring Mills, Pa.