"Evidence..." Works by Paul Vanouse
The Beall Center is closed through September 2013 - for private showings during this time please call (949)824-6206.
Since the early 1990s Paul Vanouse has addressed complex issues raised by new technologies by using these very technologies as a medium for his artwork. His projects are hybrid entities that are simultaneously real things and fanciful representations-–what he calls "Operational Fictions.” In the 1990s Vanouse began to work in an arena called “BioArt.” In particular, he has been investigating the visual qualities, veracity and sociopolitical implications of DNA.
Vanouse’s exhibition Evidence… utilizes light boxes, live biological experiments, DNA electrophoresis gels, and interactive performers in the gallery to reveal varying aspects of DNA. Included in the exhibition are Suspect Inversion Center that investigates how DNA evidence was used in the O.J. Simpson murder case, and Latent Figure Protocol that uses DNA samples to create unique images.
Artist Website: http://www.paulvanouse.com
All events are free and open to the public.