Resonance: Nature, Glass, and Standing Waves in the Art of Joe Davis

Resonance: Nature, Glass, and Standing Waves in the Art of Joe Davis, an exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, will feature works by Joe Davis, an artist-researcher in laboratories at both MIT and Harvard University. The exhibition will be on display from Feb 1st – Feb 19th   with an opening reception on Feb 1st from 4-7 PM.

Davis is a pioneer of “bioart”—art that explores biological materials, genetics, and broader questions of the nature of life. Davis’ research and art also includes works in ­areas of molecular biology, bioengineering and synthetic biology, “space art,” the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, next-generation lasers, radio science, microscopy and scientific instrumentation, as well as permanent public sculpture.

The exhibition will feature artworks involving genetics, electronics, alternative energy, lasers, radio science and black holes, as well as works in glass which Davis made in collaboration with glass artists while in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School during summer, 2010. To pursue his quest for answers to the riddle of life, space and time, Davis uses the broadest range of mediums imaginable, from the world’s largest radio telescopes to the smallest genetic materials, and almost everything in between.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Joe Davis will also be giving an Artist Lecture, free and open to the public.  Perché non parli? Paradox and Palimpsest in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence on Feb 2nd at 7 PM in Kane Hall room 120.

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The gallery is located on the 1st floor of the School of Art Building on the University of Washington campus.

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