Richard Pearce

Feature Gallery Exhibit

Artist Bio: Richard Pearce

It is believed that the late Richard Pearce was the first person to experiment with, and perfect the art of, photo-scanning plants. Taking a laptop computer, office scanner, power pack and extra lights into the field, Pearce, a former biomedical researcher, produced and finished high-resolution images of 358 species of living plants and insects native to the Upper Mississippi states.

Pearce would trek through woods, prairies and along waterways searching for native plants and insects. Using his method, he created photo-scans with incredibly uniform focus and resolution from edge to edge. His process could pick up over 100 megapixels of content with unmatched detail and color depth.

This exhibit provides an opportunity to view and purchase unique Richard Pearce pieces that were never available commercially. Most of the artwork was signed by Pearce, which will not be possible with future prints.

Thursday-Sunday during regular hours
September-October 2018
Free, donations appreciated

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