Christopher Marley, “Vine Snakes”

It could be perhaps the most innovative and interesting animal-themed art exhibition you’ll ever see. This immersive 20,000-square-foot exhibition explores the eternal connection between art, nature, and science. Who’s the artist, and where is the show?

On view at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach, Florida, “Biophilia” is an amazing display of artistic ingenuity, talent, and ambition. Over 400 original works by artist Christopher Marley compose the installation, which are also made from nature — including animals, vegetables, and minerals. “All of the organisms used in his work are either reclaimed (vertebrates), or sustainably harvested (invertebrates),” according to the press release.

Christopher Marley, “Scarlet Macaw,” and “Three Colubrids,” 40 x 60 inches
Christopher Marley, mineral wall sculpture
Christopher Marley, “Chelonian Vortex”
Christopher Marley, “Museum Brittlestar,” 40 x 40 inches
Christopher Marley, “Museum Aesthetica,” 36 x 36 inches
Christopher Marley with “Reef Sharks,” 4 x 8 ft.

“Art’s purpose is to heighten our aesthetic sensibilities, to sharpen our ability to experience beauty, to empathize with those life systems we come into contact with, to derive pleasure or stimulation from our interaction with arranged elements, in whole or in part,” Marley explains. The exhibition will open on December 6 and continue through March 31, 2018.

To learn more, visit Gallery of Amazing Things.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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