February 7, 2018

Three Artists Featured in PDS “Adaption” Exhibit

“BLOOM NO. 2”: This hand-built porcelain sculpture by Lindsay Feuer is part of “Adaption: An Exploration of Scale,” on view from February 12 through March 8 at Princeton Day School. An artists’ reception is on Thursday, February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School (PDS) presents “Adaptation: An Exploration of Scale” featuring the work of artists Lindsay Feuer, PDS science teacher Carrie Norin, and Madelaine Shellaby, on view from February 12 through March 8. There will be an artists’ reception on Thursday, February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition features microscopic cell photography, biological fantasies, and botanical imagery from three accomplished artists.

Lindsay Feuer’s porcelain sculptures animate everyday organic plants and turn them into whimsical daydreams. Feuer creates capricious sculptural forms using luminescent porcelain, which invoke the natural world while remaining beautiful imaginary sculptures.

Princeton Day School biology teacher Dr. Carrie Norin uses digital microscopy to investigate dried and living plant material to visually explore structures important to biological evolution. All plants were sourced from the PDS campus and greenhouse, then sliced, stained, and photographed at high levels of magnification. She manipulates images to accentuate the intersection between art and science. Norin commented, “My photography aims to honor the evolutionary adaptations that have shaped the plant kingdom for hundreds of millions of years, while revealing their hidden beauty at the cellular level.”

Madelaine Shellaby’s digital photographs combine exotic organic forms to create playful still lifes. Her hybrid fruits and flowers are added to collages, drawings, and paintings, taking us into her imaginary world.

Regarding the exhibit, Gallery Director Jody Erdman noted, “These three artists derive their work from nature in accidentally parallel and connected ways. Their astonishing viewpoints give us fortuitous fantasies of the natural world in which we live.”

The exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the school is in session and by appointment on weekends. For more information about the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, call Jody Erdman at (609) 924-6700 x 1772 or visit www.pds.org.