April 7 — May 7, 2016
John J. Audubon, Richard Barnes, Rachel Berwick, Barbara Bosworth, Gail Boyajian, Thomas Brennan, Eon Burchman, Trent Burleson, Stefan Hagen, Dennis Hlynsky, Julie Levesque, Peter Gruner Shellenberger, Kevin Sloan, Patricia Watwood.
"Many years ago I did a series of photographs of bird nests that were constructed from the detritus we humans throw away titled Phylum/Refuge. I became fascinated at how we unknowingly added to and abetted this avian “architecture.” In 2006, I received the Rome Prize. Although I didn’t go to Rome to photograph the starlings that reside in (some would say take over) parts of that city during the winter months, I was engaged by the movement they made in the sky before coming to roost. I created a body of work that became the cover of my book Animal Logic (2009). The ancient Romans used to cut open birds to read their entrails to divine the future. Their patterns of migration, nest construction, etc. continues to inform my work."
—Richard Barnes, from the exhibition catalogue