Brandon Gellis, exine stratification

March 3 – April 29, 2018

Main Gallery

Members Only Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 1, 7 pm
Enjoy a relaxing evening with fellow Museum members while previewing the exhibition before it opens to the public.

Member Reception Talk:
Thursday, March 1, 7 pm
Private tour for members only.

Public Opening Reception:
Friday, March 9, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Admission: $5; free for Museum members
EXHIBIT FREE DAY: Thursday, March 29. Free admission during Night on the Town on Fridays, March 9 and April 13 from 5 – 9 pm

Innate Confluences is a visceral, multimedia experience comprised of 3D printed sculptures, laser cut interactive pieces, layered-digital reconstructions of Rocky Mountain and Wyoming landscapes, and original video work inspired by environmental data and the artist’s experiences in nature.

In a perfect union of art and science, Brandon Gellis uses 2D and 3D-digital works, critical data visualizations, and geological and ecological data of flora and fauna species to explore the relationship between human and natural ecosystems. These artworks experientially interpret scientific data that show the alterations to the Rocky Mountain West prior to, and since the beginning of the Anthropocene. This period, often referred to as the “Great Acceleration,” signifies the heightening of human activity from the start of the Industrial Revolution (1750s) to the present. By lifting the veil on the density of human impact, this body of work allows viewers to build increasingly intimate relationships with their natural surroundings.

Brandon S. Gellis is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Emergent Technology at the University of Wyoming.

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Exhibit Programming

Artist-Led Gallery Tours

Saturday, March 3, 1 and 2:30 pm
Included with $5 Main Gallery admission
(Members and 12 and under free)

Two tours, 45 minutes each.

As a digital artist working at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Brandon Gellis explores issues of human and biological relationships throughout his work. Essential to this discussion are two-primary questions: 1 – How can emerging and digital artists respond to growing human impacts in order to promote cohabitation across varying ecosystems? 2 – How can we be stewards of dialogue and change, considering our increasing technophile sensibilities?

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Geology Ties in Gellis’ Art

Thursday, March 8, 5:30 – 7 pm
Included with $5 Main Gallery admission
(Members and 12 and under free)

Presented by Mark Clementz, Professor of Paleobiology at the University of Wyoming

Dr. Clementz’s research interests lie within paleoecology and involve reconstruction of ancient environments and the ecological interactions of extinct organisms within them. In relation to the exhibit by Brandon Gellis, Dr. Clementz will provide information on climatic and biotic change over the past 100,000 years and highlight the events that distinguish the Pleistocene, Holocene, and Anthropocene Epochs.

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Brandon’s Coding Workshop for Kids

Saturday, March 10, 1 – 4 pm
Ages 10 – 15
$20 per student ($16 Member)  Register here…
Taught by Brandon Gellis

In this 3D modeling workshop students will learn how to create and print their own 3D art, using Sculptris software, a computer and a 3D printer. Because 3D printing can take time, all models may not be available after class and students may need to pick up their artwork at a later time.

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This exhibition made possible by a grant from Colorado Creative Industries.