Gallery Talk with Nancy Macko
Thursday, March 15, 5 – 6 pm
The plight of the bees is a call to social and political action with its roots in feminism. It requires a mindfulness about our place in the universe and purpose in our lives. The bees are a symptom and a sign of much deeper and broader problems in our environment. How we treat the bees is symptomatic of how many women and children are treated around the globe. There is a parallel connection here…if we don’t create a safer world in which women and children can truly thrive, we will sacrifice a collective balance that can only have catastrophic consequences.
~ Nancy Macko
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6 – 7 pm
California based artist Nancy Macko has drawn upon images of the honeybee society to explore the relationships between art, science, technology and ancient matriarchal cultures. Macko combines elements of painting, printmaking, digital media, photography, video, and installation to create a unique visual language. This combination of media allows her to examine and respond to issues related to eco-feminism, nature, and the importance of ancient matriarchal cultures – as well as to explore her interest in mathematics, and prime numbers in particular, in which she attempts to make explicit the implicit connections between nature and technology. This exhibition includes a new series inspired by the bee attracting plants of the Denver Botanic Gardens.