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Exhibit - This View of Life: Evolutionary Art for the Year of Darwin

  • Date

    October 9 - 30

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    What: This View of Life: Evolutionary Art for the Year of Darwin

    Where: Ed Video, 40 Baker St. and the University of Guelph Science Complex Atrium

    When: October 9-30

    Why: The year 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of his birth. Scientists and humanists at the University of Guelph have come together to organize this event.

    This View of Life: Evolutionary Art for the Year of Darwin is a group exhibition that presents recent work from contemporary Canadian artists and features collaborative projects created with scientists from the University of Guelph. The investigation of evolutionary theory is not limited to the lab, field or fossil bed. Forms of expression can be compared to instruments of observation, magnifying some aspects of evolution while masking or distorting others. These exhibits offer unique perspectives into the nature and scope of biological novelty, organic variation, and evolving life forms.

    Participating artists: Mat Brown, Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, Alison Judd, Christy Langer, Jean Maddison, Allyson Mitchell, Jenn E Norton, Prof. Burnaby Q. Orbax, Kelly Richardson and Stephen Wicks.

    For more information about the event, please visit the This View of Life website or contact Tara Abraham ( ), Ryan Gregory ( ), or Scott McGovern ( ).

    Brought to you by Ed Video Media Arts Centre and the University of Guelph.

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