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Cris Orfescu

"One Billionth of a Meter - Artistic Reflections on the World of Nanotechnology", an exhibition of artworks by Carol Flaitz and NanoArt21 artists is on display at the Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State College in Alfred, New York, through Friday, November 5.

October 21st, 2010

One Billionth of a Meter - Artistic Reflections on the World of Nanotechnology

One Millionth of a Meter, by Carol Flaitz

Flaitz's paintings explore the amalgamation of technology and art and reflect our relationship as humans to the barrage of technology in our culture. Originally a ceramic artist, Flaitz has recently combined the organic feel of ceramic glazes with the images from electron microscopy... The results are paintings rich in texture evoking mysterious landscapes of questionable scale. She exhibits her work internationally and recently took part in an exhibition in Cologne, Germany, titled, Planet Earth: Planet Art.

Angstrom Echoes, by Carol Flaitz

Flaitz, currently of Newburgh, NY, began her artistic career in Alfred as a student of Katherine Nelson and received her BFA at the NYS College of Ceramics. She then went on to receive her MFA in ceramics from the South Glamorgan Institute in Cardiff, Wales.

Big Bang, by Zilda Maria Matheus

Mr. Megabite bumbles home for supper, by Robert Fairfax

In parallel with Flaitz's work are exhibited artworks authored by NanoArt21 artists, an international NanoArt organization, whose mission is to raise the public awareness of nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. NanoArt21 was founded by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu of Los Angeles, California, who considers NanoArt as an appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public about new technologies.

Intervention, by Anna Ursyn

Narg, by Bjoern Daempfling

Works by Zilda Maria Matheus (Brasil), Bjoern Daempfling (Germany), Frances Geesin (UK), Robert Fairfax, Jean Constant, Chris Robinson, Anna Ursyn, and Cris Orfescu (USA) are shown in this exhibition.

Untitled (MaineGrid), by Chris Robinson

Cell Group2(72), by Frances Geesin

The Llewellyn Gallery aims to provide students and the larger Alfred community with access to the work of emerging and established artists who work at the leading edge of technologies. More information on the NanoArt21 competition can be found online at NanoArt21. To visit CarolFlaitz's website click on the link.

Venus Heart, by Jean Constant

Rock Flowers 1, by Cris Orfescu

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