April 7, 2017 through August 7, 2017
23743 Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Not always thought to be the cutest, bugs tend to get a bad rap. At the sight of them, people reach for rolled-up newspapers and insect sprays. However, in this exhibit, artists use the insect as inspiration for mesmerizing art and as a means to unearth the beauty and importance of our little friends.
Through the ages, insects have appeared in art work. Many times their appearances signified hidden symbolism. In Byzantine, Gothic and Early Renaissance paintings, there are many insects depicted that represent various philosophies, as well as Christian symbolism. Residents are encouraged to visit the exhibit to “bug out” and leave with an appreciation of the bugs we live with.
The above photograph is by Jonathan Willner.