Love art? Christopher Marley’s BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature, and Science is an extensive art and multimedia sensory experience that unravels a human’s intimate relationship with the natural world. The special exhibition is presented by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Come see it for yourself this Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley reveals the sometimes-obscure beauty in nature. “Biophilia” – meaning “love of life” – is simultaneously explained and experienced in Marley's immersive exhibit, where the ancient connection between art, nature, and science is explored. Tapping the natural world as his medium, Marley’s revolutionary work features rare elements of nature in the precise, geometric compositions that have become his signature.
Featuring real organisms arranged to exhibit the beauty of rare, colorful animals, minerals and plants, Biophilia bridges the divide between art and science. A foundational compatibility of art and science is found throughout the history of art and the emergence of bio-art, which was used to enhance scientific study. Many naturalists and scientists throughout history also worked in artistic mediums, and Marley’s creations reflect this contemporaneously.
Guests will appreciate the stunningly vivid displays for their artistry on the part of Marley, as well as the artistry that nature creates on its own. The specimens selected for his works are usually unique in their color, size or morphology, which display the vastness of nature’s aesthetics. Marley’s work seeks to instill in its viewers a desire to learn more about biodiversity, taxonomy, and conservation and to act as stewards and caretakers of nature.
Christopher Marley BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature, and Science is the culmination of two decades of work by the artist. The exhibit will be on display through September 2, 2019. It is included with admission to the permanent exhibit halls. Don’t miss this event on July 27th!
It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Westmount at Copper Mill Apartments in Houston, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Saturday, July 27, 2019—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030