Thursday, November 08, 2007

NanoArt at the Eye Tricks Exhibit at Walsh Gallery

Cris Orfescu will exhibit NanoArt at the Walsh Gallery in the Eye Tricks show. At this event will be shown also works by another NanoArt pioneer, Jack Mason.

Part art and part optical illusion, this exhibition curated by Jason Marquis and Jeanne Brasile will fascinate and delight audiences with an array of art that fools the eye through a number of scientific and illusory means. Discover how artists create this art and the scientific principles behind the illusions. The exhibition will be open to the public from November 12 to december 15, 2007 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 15th.

Orfescu's work is a reflection of the new technological revolution, and is aimed to raise the public awareness about the Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. NanoArt is a new art discipline related to the micro or nanosculptures created by artists or/and scientists through chemical or/and physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured from the advanced microscopes mentioned above and further processed using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for a large audience.

The Walsh Gallery is the primary exhibition space on the South Orange campus of Seton Hall University. Since its inception in 1994, the gallery has presented dynamic exhibitions with a broad range of appeal and subject matter. Serving both the university and surrounding communities, the Walsh Gallery hosts a number of exhibitions yearly that range in topic from fine art to the historical, with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary themes. Recent shows have included the widely acclaimed "The Jews of Czestochowa", "Voces y Visiones-Highlights from El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection" and "Therese Mitchell-Photographs of New York from the 1930’s and 40’s, Illuminated by the Writing of Joseph Mitchell".

To view more of Orfescu's work, please visite or