Behind the Scenes: Unpacking “Mothology”

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Jeff and Wendy of Plantbot Genetics are on campus for The Moth Project artist residency. In addition to creating moth garden installations throughout Brown County this month, they will exhibit Plantbot Genetics: Mothology in the Baer Gallery August 31-September 25, 2015.  We began unpacking some of the work for the exhibition this week.

Packing art is an art in and of itself.  Layers of boxes nest inside each crate and each box holds its own carefully packed set of objects. It’s always fun to unpack the boxes and get that first view of the art.  I photograph crates and boxes in various stages of unpacking and use the pictures as a guide for repacking the objects at the end of the show.  The above photos provide a glimpse of a few of the plantbots and some wonderful drawings that will be part of the exhibition.

Mark your calendars for the following exhibited related events:

Friday, Sept. 18, Artist Talk, 4-5 p.m. and Gallery Reception, 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 19  SNC Day -The galleries will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Making activities include Make a Moth and Design a Plantbot.  Plantbot Genetics duo, Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki, will also be in the gallery to answer questions about their work, The Moth Project residency, and the exhibition from 10-11 a.m and 2-3 p.m.