Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Roadside Snacks Opening Night

Roadside Snacks, the newest exhibition by the Nomadic Fungi Institute drew a horde of curious supporters as part of the Art Car Museum's 20th year celebration.


The founder of the Institute, Dr. B F Smith was in attendance to answer questions about the exhibit and the characteristics of Nomadic Fungi. Below are snippets from his impression of the opening event:

I was most encouraged by the number of interested responses ... there were loads of questions with some people coming back two even three times with more queries. It seemed most people were curious how exactly nomadic fungi might impact their lives.             

Art Car Museum
Yes, I think some people were initially taken aback upon encountering a science based exhibition at an art museum. But once they started looking and reading they quickly realized the significance of the exhibition.

It was gratifying to witness so many people taking time to closely examine the the NFI lab samples and read the documentation.

Texas Art Gallery
Overall, I felt the opening at the Art Car Museum was quite exciting. And as the exhibit shows through August, I hope it will continue to increase public awareness of nomadic fungi.

My sincere thanks to the Art Car Museum for providing NFI with this opportunity.

Texas Artist

Houston Art Galleries

Roadside Snacks will be on display at the Art Car Museum through August 27th.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

NFI Roadside Snacks at the Art Car Museum

As part of their twenty year anniversary celebration, the Art Car Museum has asked NFI to install a new exhibition in their gallery. Below is the press release:

The Nomadic Fungi Institute presents, Roadside Snacks, a survey of eyewitness accounts and laboratory tests pertaining to the proliferation of nomadic fungi. The Nomadic Fungi Institute is a pseudoscience based "Institution" established to investigate and document sightings of giant mushrooms growing on automobiles.

NFI also conducts laboratory experiments to ascertain the probability and rate at which these parasitic fungi will spread and inevitably impact the American transportation system. Dr. Brad Ford Smith founded the Nomadic Fungi Institute in 2013 and has been fastidiously pursuing all leads pertaining to these mutated fungi.

The opening is Saturday, June 3rd and runs through August. Drop by and find out if you should be concerned about the knocking under your hood.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

NFI Inventory Now Listed On Artsy

Brad Ford Smith
Taking a clue from the mycelium of nomadic fungi, NFI is sending out ever bigger tendrils in search of new public resources to tap into.

We are happy to announce that the Nomadic Fungi Institute is now listed on Artsy. Follow the link below and you will find an extensive inventory of NFI documents, lab samples, and photographs. Each of these items can be yours for a small suggested donation. All funds go to support the ongoing research of the tireless staff at NFI.
NFI On Artsy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spore Sprouting Presentation

Monday, April 17, 2017

Phenomenally Photographed Fungi

During the Nomadic Fungi Spore Sprouting Test the staff at NFI were click, click, clicking away, filling up one memory card after another with photographs in hopes of capturing every nuance within each spore sprouting jar. Click, click click. Click, click click. A digital mountain of photographs.

Those photographs were about scientific standards for documentation. They were not about capturing an image that clearly defines the scope and beauty of these lab samples. For that NFI needed a photographer with saperiour skills, and who would not be overly concerned about exposing their camera equipment to a fungus that loves to eat things like circuit boards, rubber gaskets, and alkaline batteries....

Who did we find? Who else but the very brave and extremly talented photographer Barry Snidow. He is a master at light refraction and a poet with an SLR.
He gave each NFI Lab Sample the full New York Fashion Week treatment.

They look marvelous darling!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nomadic Fungi Institute Spore Sprouting Test Exhibition

This exhibition represents the culmination of two years of scientific research on the gathering and propagation of nomadic fungus spores in a controlled laboratory setting. The exhibition was held at RO2 Art in Dallas, Texas.

The Nomadic Fungi Institute would like to sincerely thank Ro2 Art for hosting this exhibition. Also thank you to Artbot 138 for capturing this event on film.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Nature of Cordyceps

This film clip was taken during the Nature of Cordyceps exhibition held at the Gallery at North Haven Gardens in Dallas Texas. It was the first public exhibition of documents pulled from the Nomadic Fungi Institute archives and focused as an introduction to what cordyceps are and how they could be related to nomadic fungi.