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Rose-Lynn Fisher

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Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee
Glyndor Gallery | September 13 – December 1, 2011

Upon first viewing a bee’s eye under a microscope, artist/photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher was astonished to see that its surface resembled a honeycomb. She wondered if this hexagonal structure of the bee’s sight organ revealed a deeper connection to the very hive that it constructs. This experience ignited her fascination with the complexities of the honeybee’s anatomy and led to her photographic project and book, simply titled Bee. Using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at magnifications ranging from 10 to 3,300 times, Fisher presents the bee’s features with unimaginably intricate levels of detail. The terrain of the bee’s body seems to transform into a dark and mysterious landscape with each enlargement. According to Fisher, the images “offer a way to think about the continuum of life from the micro to the macro happening at the same moment, the world within worlds that comprise our universe.”

Natural and urban landscapes have been key subjects throughout Rose-Lynn Fisher’s career. Her Bee series has been exhibited at Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Farmani Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and this fall at Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, D.C. In 2007, she had a mid-career survey at Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Oklahoma City, OK. She has had solo exhibitions at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, FL; and Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, among other institutions. Her work is in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art; Gallery of Contemporary Art, Umm el-Fahm, Israel; Joy of Giving Something, Inc., NY; and other collections. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design.

 

Elliptical Dome of Bee Eye 190x, 2010

Elliptical Dome of Bee Eye 190x, 2010
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) photo, black dye print
12" x 15" 
Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
 

Antenna 1700x, 2010

Antenna 1700x, 2010
Scanning electron microscpe (SEM) photo, black dye print
12" x 15" 
Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Sting 37x, 2010

Sting 37x, 2010
Scanning electron microscpe (SEM) photo, black dye print
12" x 15" 
Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

The Bee’s Knee 330x, 2010

The Bee’s Knee 330x, 2010
Scanning electron microscpe (SEM) photo, black dye print 
12" x 15" 
Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

Selections from Bee, 2010 (installation view)

Selections from Bee, 2010 (installation view)

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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