September 2010 Archives

David Bowens 'fly blimps' featured at The Lab in San Francisco

Associate Professor (Art and Design) David Bowen will have his latest work titled 'fly blimps' featured in art.tech at The Lab in San Francisco September 17 through October 9.

art.tech is a festival of art, performance, sound, workshops, demos and lectures focusing on cutting-edge artistic experiments in the intersection of art and technology coinciding with
ZER01's 01SJ Biennial. This exhibition explores technological experimentation, open source methodologies, collaboration, accessibility, and interactivity with special emphasis on biotechnology. Link to exhibition: http://www.thelab.org/events/459-arttech.html

'fly blimps' was completed with support form the Imagine Fund.

Bowen's work is also currently featured in D'Arcy Thompson: Sketching the Universe a group exhibition exploring how artists have responded to Thompson's ideas and collections at the Lamb Gallery, University of Dundee, Scotland. This exhibition runs until November 6th.

D'Arcy Thompson was the first Professor of Biology (and later Natural History) at University College, Dundee. His 1917 classic On Growth and Form was written here at the University but has had an international impact. In applying the laws of mathematics to the world of biology, D'Arcy hoped to provide "the first outlines for a sketch of the Universe".
Link: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/zoology/sketching.htm

Ryuta Nakajimas drawings selected for the 2010 Great Lakes Drawing Biannual

Assistant Professor, Ryuta Nakajima (Art and Design) received a Merit Award for his drawings  "Philosophy of Squid #1 and #7" which were selected for the 2010 Great Lakes Drawing Biannual.  This  exhibition is held at Ford and University Gallery (September 22nd - October 25th), Eastern Michigan University and was juried by Hartmut Austen.   

Jim Klueg exhibition at the MacRostie Art Center

Art & Design Head Jim Klueg's solo exhibition, "Weapons of Mass Seduction: Ceramic Work 2001-10" is on exhibit at the MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN, through the month of September. An audio interview about the exhibition can be heard at:
http://ampers.org/pieces/ceramist-james-kluegs-weapons-mass-seduction?s=arts

Ryuta Nakajima solo exhibitions in Okinawa, Japan

Assistant Professor, Ryuta Nakajima's two solo exhibitions "SEF WORLD cuttlefish project part.1 (Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum) & part. 2 (Okinawa Jikan Museum)" in Okinawa, Japan this summer received a review on the culture section of Okinawa TIMES news paper (Friday September 3rd 2010) written by Ken Nakamoto, art critic and professor at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts.

Nakajima's work "Philosophy of Squid" is also featured in Juried publication STUDIO VISIT Magazine Vol. 12.  The work was selected from over 800 artists who entered the competition nation wide by Dina Deitsch, assistant curator at the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum.  

Ry exhibition.pdf