FEATURE – LABSCAPES

LABSCAPES: Views through the Microscope offers a chance to get up close and personal with some of the tiniest wonders on earth—viewed through the eyes of renowned researchers at Israel’s leading institute of science and technology, the Technion. From March 24 to 26, 2019, the exhibit will be on view at a large conference in Washington, D.C. Fossils: Electromagnetic collapse of metallic cylinders – from Labscapes Using the world’s most advanced microscopic imaging systems, the…

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CREATORS – Joseph Carr

Filmmaker, multimedia designer, creative coder, teacher—Joseph Carr is all of these things and more. Employing a unique mix of digital techniques, the Baltimore-based sciartist creates complex two- and three-dimensional forms that bring together the worlds of mathematics and biology. His detailed, geometric works are spectral and other-worldly—somehow both futuristic and familiar. Here, Carr tells us about his creative process, artistic inspirations, fascination with Turing patterns, and more. Ascorbic Acid by Joseph Carr, polarized light micrograph,…

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FEATURES – Skin & Bones

A long dark hallway stretches before me. To my right are more hallways, each lined with tall black cabinets containing taxidermied birds of all shapes and sizes. To my left, a concrete wall peppered with photographic film transparencies. Each is backlit with a bright LED—the main source of light in this strange underground space. The overall effect is unnerving and, surprisingly, compelling. Before I can think twice, I find myself walking forward into the dim.…

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CREATORS – Vanessa Barragão

Recycled yarn gains a new life in Vanessa Barragão‘s colourful creations. The Portuguese sciartist has built her entire career from the scraps cast aside by the mass textile industry. Using a crochet hook and materials she finds on the factory floor, she creates vibrant coral seascapes, each an intricate rendering of one of earth’s most vulnerable ecosystems. In doing so, she hopes to raise awareness about the problematic nature of the textile industry and its…

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BITS – Living Canvas at STATE Studio

Fara Peluso literally makes canvas come to life. For the past few months, the Berlin-based artist and designer has been collaborating with Solaga—a startup specializing in the use of algae for clean air, energy, and a range of sustainable systems—to create a living, breathing wall installation out of algae biofilm. Mounted within a quadratic glass frame, this stunning experimental work grows and breathes in real time. By cultivating an energy generating algae biofilms before viewers’…

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BITS – Duality by Jody Rasch

Images from electron microscopy, particle accelerators, and radio astronomy are beautifully transformed in sciartist Jody Rasch’s spectra series (2018), on view until February 1, 2019 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. The series is part of a larger exhibit titled Duality: Art + Science, which was curated by the AAAS as part of its Art of Science and Technology Program. Rasch’s vibrant works toy with preconceptions about scale and colour, abstraction and…

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WORKS – Orca Dreams by Ilka Bauer

Ilka Bauer’s latest works are stunning meditations on opposition. Through large, highly detailed drawings of the natural world, she explores the intersections of seemingly disparate concepts: art and science, life and death, miniature and massive. Her latest show, Orca Dreams, is the culmination of these gorgeous explorations. On until January 26 at the Gage Gallery in Victoria, BC, the exhibition invites viewers to explore the subjectivity of the boundary between the Real, the Unfamiliar, and…

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CREATORS – Madge Evers

You know what they say: a picture’s worth a billion spores. Massachusetts-based artist Madge Evers works in a surprising medium: mushroom spore prints. Each of her exquisite works starts with a fungal form—either grown in her garden or foraged from the woods and fields that surround her home. Evers gently places her muse upon her canvas, then waits until the specimen starts to release its spores. These tiny objects—about 16 billion of them in a typical field mushroom—float through the…

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BITS: Negative Capability by Dove Allouche

Ambrotypes, heliogravures, and photolithographs—artist Dove Allouche seems to have a passion for long words and complex photographic techniques. His latest exhibit, Negative Capability, is on at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC, until December 30 and features a stunning and varied array of works. Allouche expressed a desire to “make visible that which otherwise remains unseen, hidden or buried” and this comes through in his photographs. With more than twenty pieces spanning 2009-2018, the exhibition…

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