Exhibitions
 

The Art of Stem Cells
A UCI & OCCCA ARTS SCIENCE CONSORTIUM©

 

Sept 6 - Oct 10, 2014

Opening Receptions:
Saturday Sept. 6th, 2014, 6:00 to 10:00pm &

Saturday Oct. 4th, 2014, 6:00 to 10:00pm
*Art For All workshop series, Free

 

Through a partnership with Kaleri, a self guidend audio visual
walk through of this exhibition is available for your smart phone!

 

 


Cover design of catalog, by Stephen Anderson

 

A Catalog of this exhibition is available for purchase:

https://www.createspace.com/4968047

Also available on Amazon.com

8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper 114 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1500952921
ISBN-10: 1500952923
BISAC: Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Group Shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Art For All: Hands-on Workshop Series
Sat Oct 4th, 2014, 6pm-9pm, Free

During the 2nd Reception of the Art of Stem Cells collaboration exhibition with UCI Scientists.

Learn about, and view actual cell samples thru microscopes. Then create your own designs using glass beads, pastels, chalk, and oil techniques,

El arte se encuentra con la ciencia
Sábado 4 de octubre de 6 a 9pm, gratis

Durante la segunda recepción para la exhibición de grupo titulada Arte de las Células Madres de los científicos de la Universidad de California, Irvine, aprenda sobre y vea muestras reales de células madres a través de microscopios. Después cree sus propios diseños usando pasteles, yeso y técnicas en óleo.

 

 


Pamela Grau, SC-4, Wood Panel, Metal Screws, Melted Plastic,
Polyurethane & Acrylic Paint, 36" x 58"

 

 

The OCCCA gallery presents a SciArt exhibit in collaboration with the scientists of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI. This exhibit is a unique melding of artists and scientists meeting, interviewing and touring their laboratories.

Scientists and artists have always been engaged in trying to fathom the reality beyond appearances, the world invisible to our eyes. In Leonardo da Vinci’s day their was no distinction between artist and scientist. Since that time, we began to think of art as depicting nature and science as tearing it apart.

Now we are witnessing the birth of a new movement in art being identified as SciArt. We see where art, science and technology have merged, blurring the boundaries on the largest of scales in which these three disciplines no longer function separately. They are less defined as a movement and more as the beginning of a whole new culture. Many artists no longer see the distinction between artist and scientists but regard themselves as researchers.

This Exhibit will be OCCCA’s 4th showing of conceptual medical art. In 2005 Leslie Davis presented her show on viruses, Worlds In Collision, followed in 2007 by The Art Of Digital Imaging, a collaboration of OCCCA members with Mission Hospital for the opening of their new Imaging Building.

By 2010 Leslie Davis met UCI stem cell researchers Aileen Anderson, Brian Cummings and Director, Peter Donovan. A new passion for Stem Cell research was born, which inspired the Regeneration show which delivered insight and education to the public on the great hope of Stem Cell treatment and cures.

The OCCCA & UCI Collaboration of The Art Of Stem Cells is part of this growing SciArt culture where the border between artist and scientist is melting away. Artists curated by Leslie Davis and participating OCCCA members.

 


Gastrulation, Manzinita and Glass 19" x 35"
Leslie D. Davis, Artist for Dr. Peter Donovan Lab

 

Scientists:
:Artists
SIDNEY GOLUB, PHD DIRECTOR
ANDERSON, AILEEN, PH.D.
BLURTON-JONES, MATHEW, PH.D.
BOIKO, ALEXANDER D., PH.D.
BRYANT, SUSAN
GARDINER, M. DAVID
CRAMER, STEVE, M.D.
CUMMINGS, BRIAN, PH.D.
DONOVAN, PETER J., PH.D.
FLANAGAN, LISA A., PH.D.
HAVTON. LEIF
INLAY, MATTHEW A., PH.D.
KLASSEN, HENRY, M.D., PH.D.
LAKEY, JONATHAN, PHD
MONUKI, EDWIN, M.D., PH.D.
PLIKUS, MAKSIM, PH.D.
RAZORENOVA, OLGA V., PH.D.
REINKENSMEYER, DAVID, PH.D. &
SHARP, KELLY
SEILER. MAGDALENE
THOMPSON, LESLIE, PH.D.
WALSH, CRAIG, PH.D.
WANG, PING, M.D.
YANG, JING
ZHAO, WEIAN, PH.D
JEFF ALU
EVALYNN J ALU
STEPHEN ANDERSON
RICHARD BOHN
VICTORIA CHAPMAN
JILL COOPER
JEFFREY CRUSSELL
NANCY VOEGELI-CURRAN
LESLIE DAVIS
JANET DREYER
KEBE FOX
JEFFREY FRISCH
PAMELA GRAU
TIM HARLAN
ECHO LEW
DAVID LINING
ANDY MANDAL
JOELLA MARCH
ROB MINTZ
DALI POLIVKA
CHRISTINA PONCE
ROBIN REPP
CRAIG SIBLEY
GREGG STONE
JANE SZABO
NORIHO URIU
KURT WESTON
STEPHEN WOODRUFF
CAROLYN YARNELL

 

 


This is a portrait of researchers Aileen Anderson & Brian Cummings. Paired both at work, and at home, I celebrate their love for their research, each other and their amazing sense of humor by photographing them in their daughter's room. The pursuit of art and science are very similar endeavors; both requiring creativity and an imagination that lead to discovery. Jane Szabo

 

OCCCA is supporting the UCI community with it’s new The Art of Stem Cells show, opening Sept 6th thru Oct 11th. Curated by Leslie Davis, who has been deeply connected with the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center since it’s opening. This show will exhibit conceptual art about stem cell research by 34 artists. It is our intent to educate the community through visual understanding and to help dispel some of the misconceptions about stem cell research. All 22 labs will have a researcher at each opening on Sept 6th and Oct 4th.

It will be a rare opportunity for the community to meet and greet with the top researchers about the state of the art for cures and treatments of Alzheimer’s , Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Macular Degeneration, Retina Pigmatosis, Chronic Spinal Cord injury, Traumatic brain injury and Diabetes.

It is our mission to extend a broader understanding and knowledge of the stem cell research that is being conducted at UCI and to bring recognition to the individual researchers that have dedicated their lives to curing and easing the pain of disease, injury and organ failure for all of us.

We support UCI in their need for funding and 50% of all art sold during the show will be donated to the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center for new Research projects.

UCI will be setting up our back gallery with educational video, microscopes and lab assistants to give informed information on stem cells and their use in human treatment. We will have a researcher from each of the 22 labs attending the openings on Sept 6th and Oct 4th. They will be accompanied by the artists to express how their art work gives an educational- visual perspective on their work.

We are dedicating this show to the recent director, Dr. Peter Donovan. It was his vision and guiding force over the past 8 years to bring the Stem Cell Center into reality. It is a unique center in that research and patient treatment is under the same roof. His fund raising and world wide search for top scientists that shared his philosophy of collaborating their research with each other, thus speeding the goal to human study and treatment. He is now back in the lab on his newest NIH grant to study how to correct mutated genes in the very first 15 divisions of life.

 

 


Gregg Stone, Carpal Capellini, Ceramic & Glaze, 14" x 14"

 

 


Kurt Weston, World View Stem Cell, Photography

 

Stem Cells – the Science Behind the Art
We call them stem cells because they are the base from which other important cells spring, like the branches, leaves and flowers of a plant spring from its roots and stem. Every person, child and adult, has stem cells working all the time to renew and repair tissues and organs. These are “adult” or “tissue specific” stem cells, such as the stem cells of our bone marrow that are working all the time to make red and white blood cells to meet the body’s needs.

We have also learned how to use a more all purpose stem cell, the “pluripotent” stem cell that can make almost any cell type. Pluripotent cells are very exciting as we can use them to study and hopefully repair all kinds of tissues damaged by disease or injury. We can take a pluripotent stem cell and teach it to become a nerve cell to treat spinal cord injury or Alzheimer’s Disease, or coax it into becoming a cell of the retina of the eye to treat blinding diseases, or push it to become an insulin producing cell of the pancreas in order to treat diabetes. Stem cells can also help us study disease and test new drugs for toxicity or efficacy.

The science of stem cells is new and exciting. To the scientists, stem cells have a special kind of beauty – the beauty of opportunity to learn and to heal.

Sidney Golub, Ph.d Director
The Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center.

 

 


Dalibor Polivka & Rob Mintz, Stem Cell Ping-Pong, Embellished Ping-Pong
paddles and balls, Ping-Pong table covered in gold leaf, 2 DVDs.

 

 


Stephen Anderson, Try to Get Through the Blood Brain Barrier
Wood frame, foosball players, 2014, 33" x 13 3/4" x 1 1/2"

 

 

Press Mentions:

Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science,
Laguna Beach Independent. By Daniella Walsh, Sept 4, 2014

 

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You Should Not Be Here

Call for Photography and Video based Artwork

Details / On line entry:

You should not be here ... (Usted no deberia estar aqui)

Opens at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art on November 1st 2014

through December 16th 2014.The exhibition will feature film screenings, video art

& animation installations as well as musical performances through its run time.

Schedules & performances to be announced (TBA).

 

The exhibition opens during the 10th annual Noche de Altares Celebration& Street Festival organized by El Centro Cultural de Mexico  & the Noche de Altares Collective .

It is also All Saint’s Day or Dia de los Muertos as its traditionally observed in Latin American Countries. The event draws over 10,000 souls to the FREE outdoor event and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is located in the direct area of this celebration in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana’s Artist Village.
 
This exhibition will include works curated by: Sali Heraldez- Founder and Creative Director of SolArt Media & Design & SolArt Radio & curator at SolArt Gallery Café (2004 to 2011) and Lilia Lamas - Curator and member of the Sixpack Projects and curator for international events in Florence, Italy.
 
Concluding the exhibition all participants will receive an e-mail with the website hosting the exhibition Images and list of participants, as well as images from the event.
 
A selection of participating artists’ works in You Should Not Be Here… will be presented in a to be announced location in Florence, Italy.  Dates and details for participating artists to exhibit in Italy will be determined by January 2015.

 

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