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NOTCHED BODIES: INSECTS AND CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition to Open 9/13 at Arsenal Gallery

NOTCHED BODIES: INSECTS AND CONTEMPORARY ART will be on view at the Arsenal Gallery, September 13 - November 13, 2013.

Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle first identified insects by their clearly segmented, or "notched bodies" and six legs in his History of Animals. Though often seen as pests or invaders, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. The exhibit features eleven accomplished contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, Ben Snead. Curated by Jennifer Lantzas.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (212) 360-8163. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Closed Holidays. The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue At 64th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.

Image: Benjamin Snead, Beetle Frequency, 2000, Oil paint on linen; 64 x 74 inches, courtesy of Feature, Inc. and the artist.

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