Image Credits: Jody Guralnick, Prima Lingua, detail, 72 x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on two panels, 2018.

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more. For her, these tiny organisms are comparable to the first words of the earth—building blocks for nature’s language. Her works seek to make visible the links between the human world and the realm of fungi and microbes, encouraging stewardship of the environment by highlighting the spaces that we share with microorganisms.

Dec. 19, 2020 – March 14, 2021

Freyer – Newman Center

About the Artist

Guralnick is based in Aspen, Colorado where she collects, interprets and creates with natural materials. She holds a BA from the St. Martin’s School of Art in London, a MA from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and a MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her works have been exhibited throughout the U.S., and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Ford Foundation Grant and a Colorado Council for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship.

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