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CSULB Sculpture Professor Brittany Ransom in exhibition at Nook Gallery

Posted on March 15, 2019 by School of Art

f8c34e4a-05b1-49a7-8cf5-c84c3f1458e7CSULB Sculpture Professor Brittany Ransom will be in a group exhibition at the Nook Gallery in Inglewood, California, alongside artists Sharon Levy and Louie Shirase. Entitled Message in the Trees, the show will feature multimedia works from leafy kinetic-sculptures to animated 3-D scans which will depict the life cycles of plants and their inhabitants as stripped-down line-workings, imprinted codes, and the languages of layered branches. For the exhibition, Ransom offers three photographs titled Tracks 1, Tracks 2, and Tracks 3. These depict brightly lit trails along stumps of wood in the forest. The wood is carved by bark beetles’ feeding paths and movements as small beams of light wrapping around the wood. Through a process of slow exposure, the beetles’ imprints create streams of light that look like car traffic. Accompanying cast resin sculptures, titled Field Casts, Set 1, depict the wood left behind as stone-like artifacts of scripture written by beetles. Ransom’s other 3D prints and photogrammetry (3D scan) reveal a different part of the outlined bark through striated lines of color and texture showing the beetles’ pathway as anaglyphs of mesh. If there were ever a time for us to be listening to nature, it is now. The exhibition will run from March 23 through April 30, 2019.

Congratulations Prof. Ransom!


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