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Department of Visual Arts University of Illinois Springfield

Current Exhibition

BIO-fied

March 30 – April 16

Reception: April 2, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, HSB 201 Visual Arts Gallery

Complimentary refreshments will be provided.  These events are free and open to the public.

Exhibiting artists include: Laura Anderson, Denise Blakeman, Adam Dupuis, Amanda Greive, Shane Harris, Mike Miller, Leslie Stalter, Kevin Veara, and Thom Whalen.

While genetic engineering has existed in some form or another since the early 70s, it has recently become widely known as a hotly debated social issue. The science that creates genetically modified organisms has been touted as revolutionary, and our ability to manipulate nature at its very core has led to innovations in crop resistance and food sustainability. BIO-fied artists will consider the social, cultural, economic, and personal ramifications of the manipulation of an organism’s genome through the use of biotechnology. Each artist has the freedom to render the theme as they individually interpret or respond to it.

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Location: Health and Sciences Building 
(HSB) 201
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: gallery@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-6506