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“Bioscientific Imaginaries” Opens in the Allegheny Art Galleries With Updated Gallery Hours: 9/17 – 11/2

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny Art Galleries are pleased to announce the opening of the “Bioscientific Imaginaries,” an exhibition featuring artists Kathy High, Marta de Menezes, and Jennifer Willet, co-organized by Professors Byron Rich and Paula Burleigh. “Bioscientific Imaginaries” opens on Thursday, September 17, and remains on view through November 2. Continue on for the Art Gallery’s fall 2020 hours of operation. Note that open hours are for Allegheny students, faculty, and staff; we cannot welcome non-Allegheny guests at this time.

About the exhibition:
Historically, popular perceptions of science reinforced clear divisions between the living and the dead, the body and the environment, the human and the non-human. Bioscientific Imaginaries brings together three of the foremost figures in bioart—a practice in which artists use biological technologies and materials as art media—to challenge conventional assumptions surrounding science and its methods. Using strategies of play and humor, artists Kathy High, Marta de Menezes, and Jennifer Willet question commonly held beliefs in the autonomy of the body, revealing it to be but one component in a complex system. All three artists work with themes of gender, sexuality, and love to reimagine scientific imagery and methods. Works on view in Bioscientific Imaginaries explore the ways that science can both illuminate and complicate questions about the nature of identity, relationships, and the body.

The Allegheny Art Galleries are located on the first floor of Doane Art, adjacent to the Campus Center.

Art Gallery Hours, Fall 2020:
Wednesday, 12:00-4:00
Thursday, 3:00-8:00
Friday, 1:00-6:00
Saturday, 1:00-5:00

Class visits can be arranged by appointment; please contact Paula Burleigh: pburleigh@allegheny.edu

Please note that the Art Gallery capacity is limited to 25 individuals. Face coverings should be worn at all times, and please maintain six feet of distance with other visitors.