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Trans-Evolution: Examining Bio Art, CEPA Gallery

September 16, 2008  by: Dom


Trans-Evolution: Examining Bio Art

Fall Exhibition at CEPA Gallery to Feature Four International Artists, including UB Visual Studies Professor Paul Vanouse

Exhibition Dates: September 19, 2008  December 20, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 7 pm – Midnight

BUFFALO, NY  CEPA Gallery is pleased to announce /Trans-Evolution: Examining Bio Art/, an exhibition exploring the intersection of art and science. All featured artists will be present at the public opening reception on Friday, September 19 at the Market Arcade at 617 Main Street in conjunction with Curtain Up! The exhibition will present solo projects by artists internationally recognized as pioneers in the field.

Paul Vanouse (Buffalo, NY) will exhibit his latest body of work, Latent Figure Protocol, a multi-media installation centered around a live science experiment that manipulates DNA samples to create emergent representational images.

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr of the Tissue Culture and Art Project (Perth, Australia) will present Victimless Leather and NoArk, two projects that document advancements in science utilizing living tissue.

Elizabeth Demaray (Brooklyn, NY), will display a commissioned sculptural installation entitled Corpor Esurit, or we all deserve a break today, featuring a colony of ants subsisting on mealsfrom McDonalds for the duration of the project.

Education and Supplementary Programs

Gallery Tours for School Groups

CEPA Gallery and Just Buffalo Literary Center are pleased to introduce a new component to their multidisciplinary education program /Writing with Light/, which will provide opportunities for students to expand their visual literacy outside of the classroom with gallery tours available to schools throughout Buffalo. Artists featured in the exhibition as well as trained educators will provide exhibition tours for school groups, followed by interactive activities. CEPA will also schedule events with leaders in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and local biotechnology companies, providing students with the opportunity to learn about career options in the medical and biotechnology fields. To schedule a school group gallery visit, contact CEPA Education Director Lauren Tent at (716) 856-2717 or

Gusto at the Gallery

Paul Vanouse will present Latent Figure Protocol at Gusto at the Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Friday, December 5, 2008.


CEPA Gallery is proud to recognize two of Buffalos greatest assets with its presentation of Trans-Evolution: Examining Bio Art: its vibrant arts and cultural community and major presence for the study and advancement of the life sciences and biotechnology. CEPA Gallery thanks the following sponsors:

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
Time Warner Cable  Patron Sponsor

CEPA Gallery Science Circle: Dr. Stephanie Pincus, /Chair/, Dr. Gregory Cherr and Dr. Claire Schen, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and other generous donors

Special thanks to the Buffalo Museum of Science and the State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Biological Sciences.

Visit  or click on the following link for more information about the Trans-Evolution: Examining Bio Art exhibition.

Founded in 1974 by and for artists, CEPA Gallery is dedicated to the photo-related and electronic arts. The Gallery is committed to presenting challenging exhibitions, to supporting working artists, and to promoting diverse ideas and perspectives. CEPA is located in downtown Buffalos historic Market Arcade Complex, and is free and open to the public seven days a week.

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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