by Sara Glafcke | October 23, 2012 6:23 am
The University of Houston Clear Lake will host an exhibition of artist Geraldine Ondrizek’s work, with an opening celebration from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 in the Lake Art Gallery, Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.
Ondrizek uses artistic media to portray, explore and enhance images of genetic testing of human and animal cellular tissue as reproduced by biologists and geneticists. The exhibition, titled “Inner Space, Global Matters: Recording from the Structures Within” will be on display until Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
Western Gallery, Western Washington University
October 1 – November 21, 2012
Color perception, as one writer poetically puts it, is less a retinal and more a total bodily activity. Color enlivens. It ingresses. Color invades our perceptions, jumping across physical boundaries and blurring distinctions between the senses. One tastes yellow, and feels blue. Color, as another writer puts it, confounds our reminiscences of observed events, material objects, and physical features. Memories are always too-blue, too-red, or too-yellow.
Florida International University, Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery ( MBUS)
November 2nd. 2012 – closing date TBD.
A groundbreaking collaboration among the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Johnson Space Center, Houston, and FIU, this exhibition will show artist books and video work of mid-career American artist Geraldine Ondrizek. Cellular, the centerpiece of the show, is an installation of three projections of a developing spider embryo at a stage when it morphologically appears to be a human embryo; ambient sound includes that of amplifications of vibrations made by healthy and cancerous cells.
Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm:
This interdisciplinary panel will explore Ondrizek’s work through the lens of everything from astrophysics and molecular biology to music and philosophy.
University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery and Alfred R. Neumann Library
November 19, 2012 – February 1st, 2013
Space Center Houston, NASA’s Official Visitor Center of the Johnson Space Center
November 19th, 2012 – February 1st, 2013
A special presentation of Geraldine Ondrizek’s signature work entitled Cellular, incorporating the video and sound of actual cells dividing.
November 19th, 2012
Geraldine Ondrizek will participate in the panel discussion moderated by Jane Chin Davidson, exhibition curator UHCL, art history professor.
Geraldine Ondrizek, Reed College art professor; Darrin Leleux, engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center; Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez, UHCL biology professor; and Amy Lampazzi, UHCL mathematics lecturer.
By Clare LaFond, UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine
Everyone has a genetic story.
For artist Geraldine Ondrizek, an art professor at Portland’s Reed College, her story begins with the tragic loss of her child to a condition caused by a genetic anomaly. It’s a story that starts with her efforts to piece together her family’s genetic history and that has brought her, in the years since, to a beautiful intersection of science and art that today defines the very essence of her work.