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May 6, 2014 > SciFi invades Sun Gallery

SciFi invades Sun Gallery

Submitted By Christine Bender

Science/Fiction is an exhibition exploring the intersection of scientific inquiry, instrument manufacture, aesthetics and the fictional narratives that surround the real world and the extra-terrestrial. From Space exploration to Roswell, NM, both artists and scientists are obsessed with locating meaning in the beauty and the mystery of unknown worlds. Scientific instruments are expertly crafted sculptures whose function is to reveal the working mechanisms of the world around us. Cells seen at microscopic level are miniature landscapes that reference the geometry of our larger environment and are detailed with exquisite, gem-like beauty.

Artwork in this exhibition ranges from the humorous sculptural fantasies of Peter Langenbach to the beautiful photographs of Alonzo Ruiz. Clint Imbodens geodesic spheres generated by the precise manipulation of upcycled hacksaw blades invade the space of the Gallery, while Dickson Schneiders watercolor paintings of QR codes link directly through your cell phone to animated images of smokestacks and other agents of pollution. Heebee Jeebee land is an imaginary world of aliens and strange events inhabiting a nostalgic landscape, while David Burke creates otherwordly environments with paint and resin. This exhibition promises to be as lively and entertaining as the imagination of audiences from Hayward and beyond. Come see what creativity breeds at the Sun Gallery!

Artists included in the exhibition are:
Dickson Schneider, David Burke, Clint Imboden, Amy Nelson Smith, Nina Starr, Kathleen Henessey, Julie Barrett Bilyeu, Crystal Gonzalez, Rhonda Chase, Tino Banuelos, Tena Kaplan, Jamie Baines, Heebee Jeebee Land, Alonzo Ruiz, Liesa Lietzke, Jacqueline Cooper, Aphra Pia, Patrick Lugo, Spenser Arias, Hollie Adamic, Mary Gustafson, Alan Haley, Jon Zax, Bethany and Christine Bender, Tom Wells, Asia Pesino and Zachary Daly

Inherit the wind chimes: a science/fiction musical emergency
Saturday, May 10
Get there 7:30 pm; Musical starts 8:00 pm sharp!
Free! (But do bring snacks to share)
Join us forÊInherit the wind chimes: a science/fiction musical emergency;Êand watch a small mob of songwriters transforming a written story into a musical!
In our original tale, feuding neighbors and a robot judge transform a courtroom dispute into a musical journey through the history of the universe. Part science, part history, part family saga, and all inventive and tunefully ridiculous musical.
Presented as part of the Sun GalleryÕs compelling Science/Fiction Exhibition, our musical will include storytelling, acoustic and electronic soundscapes, unexpected laughs, lyrical precision, unrehearsed curiosities, and a mix of expert and beginner musicians walking a figurative tightrope of creative daring. See you there!

Science/Fiction at Sun Gallery
Thursday, April 24ÊÐ Sunday, June 1

Reception for the Artists
Saturday, May 10
1 p.m. Ð 5 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be provided

Inherit the wind chimes: a science/fiction musical emergency
Saturday, May 10
Get there 7:30 p.m.; Musical starts 8:00 p.m. sharp!
Free! (But do bring snacks to share)

Sun Gallery
1015 E St, Hayward
(510) 581-4050

Note: A display of Czech artist, Silvie Lukacova oil paintings is being shown in the Ken Cook Room of the gallery concurrently, be sure to stop by when attending the SciFi exhibit.

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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