The Art of Iridescence - Darwin Festival 2011
Solo exhibition in conjunction with Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury (21 Feb - 31 March 2011).
Venue: Old Infirmary, Shrewsbury - a medieval building originally part of Shrewsbury Abbey, now home to Shropshire Wildlife Trust
- Erebus obscura series: Seven diptychs, mixed media, various sizes, 2009/10
- See Change series: 13 small paintings, mixed media, all A4-size, 2007/8
Description: Mimicking iridescent structures of insects, Schenk has adapted revolutionary colour-shifting nanoparticles to inject a dynamic dimension into painting. With the rare moth Erebus obscura as example, the artist explores novel bio-inspired effects of colour change.
Acknowledgment: Supported by Arts Council England
Photos by Dr Norman Day