Holly Johnson Gallery presents Dornith Doherty: Exchange opening reception
Holly Johnson Gallery will present Exchange, an exhibition of recent photographs by Dornith Doherty. Traveling with the support of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Doherty used on-site x-ray equipment to photograph rare and critically threatened plants at three key facilities across the Australian continent.
In this new body of work (created in 2014), Doherty continues to explore the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts in the face of climate change and the extinction of natural species. From eucalyptus and kangaroo grass to waratah, the vibrant biodiversity of this remote continent is reflected in collages painstakingly made from individual x-rays of seeds and plants.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit continues through May 9.