“Ark/Hive” Marries Heaven And Hell

A fungus floats on a flat black background. Below it are a ball and an infinite loop of yarn. How are they connected?

They are connected, as it turns out, by scientific inquiry and collection of natural specimens — the main idea behind “Ark/\Hive,” an exhibition at the Institute Library on Chapel Street curated by Martha Willette Lewis.

“Ark/\Hive” features the work of 17 artists who use their art to explore the ways in which we collect, contain, and document nature — for better and for worse. The exhibition runs through May 18, and celebrates with an opening reception Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Read on in the New Haven Independent