Categories: Visual Arts

Now-5/12: Embers of Life: A Science-Art Journey to the Finnish Arctic

Embers of Life: A Science-Art Journey to the Finnish Arctic
Kim Reasor and David Lipson

Gallery Reception:
Friday, March 23rd  6-8pm
On view now through May 12, 2018
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​San Diego, CA 92104

The work presented in “Embers of Life” is the result of an extensive collaboration between a painter (Reasor) and a microbial ecologist/experimental musician (Lipson). In 2016, Reasor and Lipson were awarded an Ars Bioarctica art-science residency by the Finnish Bioart Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station (operated by the University of Helsinki) in the Finnish Arctic. They spent two weeks there, the first in winter and the second in early summer. During the residency, Lipson collected snow samples for analysis and recorded ambient sounds in the environment, while Reasor made sketches on location and took photographs for later use in developing a series of oil paintings about the visible and invisible characteristics of the local landscape, which consisted of lakes, fells, rivers, and forest. The heart of the project is a series of paired paintings which express the landscape on a macro and micro scale.

Image:
Title: Kilpisjärvi Series: Transitional Zone Data Painting
24” x 18”, Oil on panel, 2017

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