April 7, 2016
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
“Dream Worlds: Painting, Taxidermy and Natural History”
Surrey artist and avid birder Jesse Garbe claims that natural history, painting, and taxidermy have a significant amount in common. In his Thursday Artist Talk at the Surrey Art Gallery, he’ll expand on these connections as he proposes the idea that paintings, diagrams, taxidermy, and other visual aids have affected our understanding of animals, plants, and their habitats. He says, “While natural science is based on observable facts, as recorded by biologists, displaying these facts has often produced surreal, quirky, and contradictory outcomes. Using humour (both in his presentation and artistic practise), Jesse Garbe will talk about his recent work in relationship to ideas of scientific objectivity, morality, and the role of art in culture.
Jesse Garbe is an artist that is based in Surrey in Super, Natural British Columbia. He is an alumni of Emily Carr University (2004) and a graduate of NSCAD University’s MFA Program (2008). Jesse also works as a Sessional Instructor in the Painting, Drawing, and Illustration departments of Emily Carr University.www.jessegarbe.ca
He is also an avid birder, citizen scientist, and general advocate of the ornithological.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided.
This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.