Opening Saturday November 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and runs through January 11, 2014. Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall. Gallery hours Wed - Friday 12:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturdays 11:00 to 5:00. Featuring the art of Aniela Sobieski, Nancy Robinson, Al, Wadzinski, Rob McBroom, David Aschenbrener, Siri Vorvick, DC Ice, Tyler Green, Sarina Brewer.
Have you ever wondered what creatures were dreamt up but didn’t make the final cut for this world?
This exhibition is a revelation of the sketches, demo versions, and rough-cut designs for earth’s animals that were edited out before creation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes of creation and observe the working models, preliminary designs, a few outright failures, and some critters that simply did not ‘play well with others’. The sketchbook contains renditions of creatures that exist today, and perhaps more interestingly, the fantastical ones that might have been.
The creator seemed to spare no imagination when it came to dreaming up the strange and wonderful creatures of planet earth. Some graceful, some beautiful, some not, some deadly, some gentle. Our world is filled with long-necked giraffes, colorful and sticky sea creatures, biting bugs, violent predators, and delicate butterflies. In the words of the bible, our world is filled with ‘creatures great and small’. So many and so many variations that we humans haven’t yet figured out how to even count them –our estimates range from 3 million to 30 million species! But as many as we have today, there were once many more. And as species loss is a real issue for planet earth, perhaps we need a few new ones.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11-5pm