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Seed-Banking on Disaster

Whether your vision of the bleak future includes zombies, radiation, epidemic disease or aliens, it’s best to be thoroughly prepared for the apocalypse. All we’re sayin’ is: Canned goods, bucket toilets and potassium iodide tablets don’t stockpile themselves. The world’s seed banks have the right idea; they collect and carefully store seeds in heavily fortified vaults around the world in the hope of restoring the plant population after natural or man-made disasters. (You know it’s imminent.) Fascinated with the role of seed banks in safeguarding the planet’s seed supply, photographer Dornith Doherty traveled the world to X-ray and photograph specimens from these unique, priceless collections. The photographic exhibition, called Stockpile, features new archival pigment prints and digital chromogenic lenticular prints that examine the role of human intervention in the environment and our fears about the future. The exhibition continues through December 23 at the Holly Johnson Gallery, 1411 Dragon St. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 214-369-0169 or visit
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 30. Continues through Dec. 23, 2011
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