On View: October 20 – November 19
Opening and Artist Talk: October 20 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Watch DNA Transform Into Art at The America Project: Among our many differences, humans have one thing in common: we’re all made up of DNA. The newest exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) brings this fact to life in a live biological art exhibit focused on DNA Fingerprinting. In the midst of a tempestuous election season, viewers are invited to reflect upon some key concepts of America, such as the melting pot that is represented by the collective diversity of DNA samples, and the notion that the concept of power emerges from the people. Vanouse’s goal is to display how a single coherent image can be made from combined samples, and that while much is made of our differences, all human DNA is very similar.
The America Project, created by Paul Vanouse, opens on October 20, 2016 and runs through November 19th. An opening reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia, on October 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The artist will hold a talk preceding the reception at the Microsoft Reactor, located on the ground floor of 3711 Market Street, on October 20th at 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here.