The Science and Art of Bryan Whitney

On loan to the SBS Gallery from the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, July 2012


The photography of Bryan Whitney explores the mysterious world of science by making images of the invisible and unseen. In his series of flowers and plants, he uses x-ray imaging to reveal the awesome structures of nature in an entirely new way.

In large-format images, flora are rendered transparent and luminous as they are penetrated by radioactive rays, seeming to float in virtual space. By allowing the viewer a rare window into the “historically unseen,”  Whitney transforms our appreciation of Science, Art, and the many mysteries to be found in the natural world.

Brian Whitney earned his BA in the Psychology of Art from the University of Michigan, an MFA in Photography from the Tyler School of Art and a Fulbright for Lectures on American Photography. He currently resides in New York City.

The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery opened in 2008 under the mentorship of Julian Cox, curator of photography at the Getty and High Museums. Selections from Botanica Mirabilis were on loan to the SBS Gallery through the generosity of the Hagedorn Foundation.