Biological Regionalism: Ellicott Creek, Amherst, New York, USA
Oils on Plaster
5 x 8 feet
Alberto Reys Lightwell Project is a continuation of his Biological Regionalism series in which he attempts to reestablish a connection to local landscapes by introducing fish found in bodies of water near the exhibition venue into the gallery through video and traditional piscatorial painting. Collected at Ellicott Creek at the edge of UBs north campus, the underwater source material for the paintings and large-scale projections captures the opalescent colors and balletic movements of largemouth bass during their annual migration and the constantly moving and changing environment where they are found.