Saturday, July 20, 2019

Natural Science Exhibition in Binghamton

An exhibition of natural science art opens tomorrow in Binghamton, New York.

"Focus on Nature XV" will be on display at the Roberson Museum and Science Center. The show features 87 illustrations by 69 artists, including two oil paintings by me: Triceratops Hatchlings (above) and Repenomamus.

More info from the show:
A five-member jury of artists and scientists select the artwork for each exhibition based on the illustration’s scientific accuracy and uniqueness, educational value and artistic quality. Artists featured in the exhibition are from countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the artists' reception tonight, as I'm just returning today from a long trip. The show will be up through January 20, 2020.
Free exhibition catalog online the State Museum website
Press release about the opening 


Bob said...

This painting pulls me right in there with the hatchlings, as if working in Dinotopia's hatchery. It appears that the Triceratops might use their baby horns to help crack the shell. Beautiful work!

Penny Taylor said...
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Penny Taylor said...

FABULOUS. The catalog is wonderful. Your paintings, as always, are excellent. The first turtle sculpture in the catalog also captured my eye (I thought it was a painting with great depth at first. I may try to do a watercolor of it just for practice) & the painting done in gouache of the Longspined Porcupine fish was delightful. But I was endeared with the Plovers. Two Plovers nested in rocks next to the railroad tracks where I used to guard trains at night. The trains were gone when they arrived, so imagine their poor surprise when these huge locomotives showed up. Although I helped the mother protect the nest, she saw me as an intruder, on my rounds she would run on the ground in front of me with her broken wing. When I was far enough from the nest her wing would be miraculously healed and she would fly back to the nest. When they hatched the babies ran around EVERYWHERE & we worried they would be run over by arriving trains (The dad was going nuts trying to herd them). The next day they were gone. The train mechanic quipped, "Wish I could get my kids out of the house that fast." -- Thanks so much for this post, Mr. Gurney

Christian Gerisch said...

Thank you for mentioning the contest. Behause oft this I managed to send in a painting on time this year.
I am happy it was chosen for the exhibition. It is a honor to know it’s on this display with works of so many great artists.
Your books and blogposts helped me tackle some problems and answered a lot of questions when learning to paint. ... And they still do now.
So thanks again for all the inspiration.

James Gurney said...

Christian, congrats for getting in. Sorry I couldn't take a picture with your image, but I wasn't able to make it to the artists' opening.

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