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"Naturalia"
Beverly Penn and Barry Stone


  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Beverly Penn and Barry Stone examine how we picture nature. Through digital and mechanical manipulations, Penn and Stone alter otherwise faithful representations of the natural world. Reprocessing their works either by rearranging the digital code in Stone’s photographs or performing a type of reverse-engineering to Penn’s sculptural works via 3-D modeling or casting, the traditional schema of what we perceive as natural or artificial is put into question. 

Beverly Penn was born in Baltimore and now lives and works in Austin.  She is the recipient of numerous fellowships including a Rockefeller Foundation residency in Bellagio, Italy; a Connemara Conservancy Artist Grant; grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and a Fulbright Fellowship in Barcelona. Her work is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, most notably the Cooper Hewitt in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum, and the Austin Museum of Art.

Barry Stone was born in Lubbock, Texas, and earned an MFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin (2001) and founded the lens based artists collective, Lakes Were Rivers. His work is represented by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York and Art Palace Gallery in Houston. Stone lives in Austin, with his wife and two daughters and is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Department of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos.