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Donate to Make Hunter Cole's Art

Please help make my bioluminescent art by collecting my art. I am raising funds for my solo show at the ARC Gallery in Chicago in January 2018. Rewards for donations start at $10 which includes recognition as a patron on my website. The funds will be used to print and frame large archival inkjet prints of Living Light: Photographs by the Light of Bioluminescent Bacteria. Rewards also include postcards of "Angel Bride," "X Chromosome," and "Body" with a "Thank You" line drawing on the back.  You can also obtain a small or large limited edition print of "Angel Bride." Each edition is limited to 20. Let me know if you would like another limited edition print on my website. Any help would be appreciated including sharing on social media.

https://www.gofundme.com/huntercoleart

"Body," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"Body," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"X Chromosome," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"X Chromosome," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"Angel Bride," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"Angel Bride," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

Solo Exhibition at ARC Gallery in Chicago in January 2018

Hunter Cole will have a solo exhibition of Living Light: Photographs by the Light of Bioluminescent Bacteria at the ARC Gallery in Chicago in January 2018 spanning art from 2005-2017.

The exhibition will include several series including Living Drawings, Bioluminescent Portraits and Installations, Bioluminescent Weddings, and Bioluminescent Nudes, each its own thematic grouping of images.

"Rabbit: Stage 1," photograph of drawing created with bioluminescent bacteria

"Rabbit: Stage 1," photograph of drawing created with bioluminescent bacteria

"Rabbit: Stage 2," photograph of drawing created with bioluminescent bacteria

"Rabbit: Stage 2," photograph of drawing created with bioluminescent bacteria

These are photographs of a drawing created with bioluminescent bacteria. When the drawing is at its brightest in "Rabbit: Stage 1," you see the rabbit on the right and a rooster on the left. When some of the bacteria has died as in the "Rabbit: Stage 2" drawing, the rabbit is still on the right, but the rooster on the left has turned into a wolf. On the lower left is the Japanese character for rabbit.

Exhibition at New York Hall of Science

Hunter Cole's artwork “X Chromosome” is in ASCI's 19th annual art-sci exhibition Science Inspires Art: OCEAN at the New York Hall of Science Sept. 16, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018.

“X Chromosome” is a photograph taken by the light of bioluminescent bacteria. The bacteria are naturally found in the ocean. Four people are in the shape of an X chromosome. It is also homage to Suzanne Anker's “Difference and Repetition”. The alphabet of DNA is written in bioluminescent bacteria (A, T, G and C). There are also Xs and Ys. The X and Y relate to two XX chromosomes create a female and XY chromosomes create a male. The X and Y also relate to the unknowns in genetic technologies.

"X Chromosome," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria, Hunter Cole

"X Chromosome," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria, Hunter Cole