Phil Ross & Laura Splan 8/26

Hi. Please join us for talks by two of the Bay Area's most
interesting artists incorporating science, life systems, and science
culture into their work. Both work in a variety of media ranging from
low to high tech, even calling us to redefine "tech." (You may
remember Phil's oyster sculpture from the last NewFangle…)

Info is below. I hope to see you here.


Artists Presentation - Philip Ross & Laura Splan
Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 pm
SF Camerawork, 1246 Folsom (btwn 8th & 9th)

Local artists Philip Ross and Laura Splan both make work inspired by
life and life science. Whether it's human or non-human life, growth
or decomposition, ecosystems or HMO's, each artist works in a variety
of media to present provocative work unveiling traits of the world
around us. Artist Philip Ross uses living organisms and life support
technologies as the inspiration and the means by which he makes his
work. This process has yielded a series of highly manipulated living
organisms and a number of sculptural structures specifically designed
to support, confine and protect them. Laura Splan's work explores how
our surroundings and experiences mediate our perceptions of the human
body. Believing that interaction with objects can leave a mark on our
psyche via their form and function, Splan examines the dynamics of
these interactions through visual metaphors, visceral materials, and
images that challenge our perceptions of beauty and horror. The
artist frequently uses medical science and technology as a point of
departure to question categories of what is natural, what is normal,
and what is desirable.

Gallery & Bookstore opens at 7 pm
$6/$4 members, students, and seniors

For more information on Philip Ross and Laura Splan please check out
their websites at:
Philip Ross *
Laura Splan *

Marisa S. Olson
Associate Director
SF Camerawork
415. 863. 1001