Jan 7, 2019
Spontaneous Emergence of Order
Exploring Complex Connections in Art and Science.
Tanya Chaly, Magdalena Dukiewicz, Richelle Gribble, Tarah Rhoda
Curated by Jeannine Bardo and Elena Soterakis
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 2019, 7-9 PM
BioBAT is proud to announce the opening of its inaugural art exhibit, Spontaneous Emergence
of Order featuring four interdisciplinary artists who create works based in science and
technology. These artists approach their practices like a scientist, incorporating deep research,
observation, exploration, and experimentation. Their works connect us all to the natural world
and our place in it and their journey lends beauty and understanding to the abstract.
Spontaneous emergence of order is a form of self-organization out of seeming chaos, the
organic forming of systems mastered by no one person or thing, but the unfolding, natural order
of a collective of events and actions. The four artists in this exhibit are sifting through this
ordered chaos and creating their own new order based on their findings. Whether their interest
is in the biological or the technological, their works are all connected through the messiness of
life itself and our connections to the natural world.
Jun 21, 2018
"In cauda venenum-The Devourer", 2017
Charcoal, graphite, metallic pigment, coloured pencil and punctured drawing on paper, dissection pins, 50 x 38 inches.
Mar 2, 2018
Feb 23, 2017
"On the World Stage", Victoria Hynes
To read article > Art_Collector_AU_2017.png
Feb 9, 2017
Nov 29, 2016
The works in this exhibition bring together drawings and drawing installations that reflect and examine systems of order and disorder within the natural world. Themes of balance and imbalance, the upsetting of the natural order and what mechanisms and systems underscore or threaten both ecosystem and species survival are explored.
“We need not marvel at extinction; if we must marvel, let it be at our presumption in imagining for a moment that we understand the many complex contingencies, on which the existence of each species depends”
Charles Darwin, 1859, p. 202
For Press Release link ComplexContingencies.pdf
Oct 11, 2016
Current Solo Shows
"Cu Bwerera- The Return", September 9th-November 7th, 2016
La Guardia Community College CUNY, NY
A slection of works from The Gorongosa Restoration Project are on show in the LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art, Atrium Lobby, La Guardia Community College CUNY, Long Island City, NY.
"Bhassa la ntsanga-Fieldwork: Mbidzi - Zebra", 2015
Pungue River soil pigment, acrylic binder, gouache, ink and entomology pins on stonehenge paper, 9 x 11 inches.
"Into The Realm of Nature", September 19th-October 15th, 2016
Miller Gallery, Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Artist Talk scheduled for September 19th, 4pm
A survey show of recent and current works spanning the last five years that explore and reflect on the natural world and wilderness. The works displayed weave together a number of common themes such as preservation, conservation and the fragility of ecosystems while also delving into the symbolic roles animals have played in art.
“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”
“The most dangerous world view is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.”
“In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.”
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist founder of the Green Belt Movement
"Relics of a Natural Order-Ocelot" (detail), 2011-2012,
Pastel, gouache, silk and metallic thread on handmade paper, 6 x 4 inches each.
Current Group Exhibitions
"The Nature of All Things:Rethinking Humanism Through Art",
October 13th- December 10th 2016
B45 Center for The Arts, University at Buffalo, NY
The exhibition features sixteen artists whose work calls on us to rethink our reliance on the philosophy of humanism. The artists in this show interrogate the legacy of humanism while posing alternatives to an anthropocentric framework. Works by the artists Helen Hess, Vervena Andrea Prenner,Maria Bilbao-Herrera and Rachel Shelton, disturb our distinctions between the human and the nonhuman through practices based on documentation, repetition, and exchange. Artists Tanya Chaly, Victoria Fuller, Richard Allen and James Eric Simpson visually record the global impact of our anthropocentrism as a guiding principle in our systems of capitalism, environmentalism, health care, and cultural production. Other works work blur the conventional boundaries that distinguish nature from humanity. Through the eyes of these artists, we see humans in self-imposed cages while flora and fauna are personified and gendered, both as agents of change and helpless signifiers of human desire. No longer limited by Man as the measure of all things, we can reconsider our relationships and responsibilities within a world where we are all inextricably interconnected.
"Tidings of Invisible Things-Ribeiroia Ondatrae Parasite deformity", 2013-2014
Graphite on parchment and punctured drawing under convex glass and plexi glass domes,98 x 100 inches.