The Bright Beneath: The Luminous Art of Shih Chieh Huang

September 3, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Photo: David Price, Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Center, Sant Ocean Hall's Ocean Focus Gallery

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The artwork of Shih Chieh Huang explores the unusual evolutionary adaptations undertaken by the mysterious, deep ocean creatures residing in conditions inhospitable for humans. During Huang’s time as a Smithsonian artist research fellow, he explored the bioluminescent marine organisms that inspired this art installation. His creations, with their lights, computer parts, and plastic-tube appendages, evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity as they "float" in the darkness of the gallery.