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"Chasing Bugs: Insects as Subject and Metaphor," at the University of Richmond

"Chasing Bugs: Insects as Subject and Metaphor," which recently ended its run at the University of Richmond's Harnett Museum of Art, might just be the most interesting exhibition in which I've ever been included. Curated by Richard Waller, Executive Director of UR's three great museums, it featured art about insects ranging from 15th-century naturalists' drawings to modern work by printmaker Leonard Baskin and photographer Andreas Feininger.

It wasn't an eye-popping show, and I mean that in a good way. Most of the work required scrutiny to be fully appreciated. The two images chosen for the show by Waller from my series of color panoramas were an exception to this, though. Unlike my typical, studied black-and-white work, these close-up images of insect specimens are almost garish in color and more chaotic in content. I'll post a separate article that includes the two images.

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