Pulling Back The Veil: The Art Of Microscopy to Open in the York College Fine Arts Gallery
Pulling Back The Veil: The Art Of Microscopy
This is a collaborative exhibition between Departments of Fine Art and Biology, consisting of images created by York College students in Cell Biology and Developmental Biology courses during the Spring and Fall Semesters of 2011 and 2012, under the tutelage of Assistant Professor Arne Christensen.
Professor Christensen, along with Adjunct Professor of Photography Sally Boon Matthews, also worked with several photography students from the Fine Arts Department over the summer of 2012 to create additional works.
This collection consists of images produced via two types of microscopes, scanning electron and epifluorescence. The invisible is rendered visible through these processes, and the resultant, lovely images of human and animal cells, leaves, hair, and insects appear patterned and abstracted to the viewer's eye. Beautiful as they are, most of these photographs were created for science.