January 18 - March 7, 2008


David Bowen (Duluth, MN), Nancy Brown (Baltimore, MD), Dylan Collins (Morgantown, WV), EG Crichton (San Francisco, CA), Christa Donner (Chicago, IL), Erica Duffy (Waterloo, IA), Nene Humphrey (Brooklyn, NY), Greg Little (Oakland Park, FL), Reinhard Reitzeenstein (Buffalo, NY), Laura Splan (New York CIty, NY), Steven Thurston (Columbus, OH), Laura Vinnedge (Akron, OH)

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It is the fierce intellectual curiosity of artists and scientists alike that drives the search for truth and reason. The artists in Phenomena(l) are our emissaries into the mystery, spectacle, process and pure fun of science. Through their investigations we reconnect with science and re-imagine its role in our lives.

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About the Artists

David Bowen

David Bowen, born in 1975, received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN in 2004 and his BFA from the Herron School of Art, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN in 1990. He has shown at Laboratoria Art & Science Space, Moscow, The National Art Center, Tokyo, The Soap... go to artist page

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown is a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. She lives in Naples, Florida part time and Bethany Beach, Delaware in the summer. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1972.She paints with two instructors on a weekly basis and has taken numerous... go to artist page

Dylan Collins

Dylan Collins was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1974, and grew up in central Illinois. He currently lives and workd in Morgantown, WV. He attended Eastern Illinois University and received both a BA in Two-Dimensional Studio Art in 1996 and an MA in Sculpture in 1997. Collins moved to Ohio... go to artist page

EG Crichton

E.G. Crichton is a visual artist who creates both gallery installations and collaborative public works. She uses a range of strategies to explore hidden histories, collective social concerns, site-specific subject matter, and controversies about desire. Her work grows out of a collusion between site and historical research, stories from her... go to artist page

Christa Donner

Christa Donner was born in 1975 in Morristown, New Jersey. Her father, an oboe player with a doctorate in physics and her mother, a professional flautist and talented accordionist, soon decided to relocate to the bustling metropolis that is Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Christa spent most of her formative years.After... go to artist page

Erica Duffy

Erica Duffy earned her MFA from Miami University School of Fine Arts, Oxford, OH and BFA from The University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI. She has shown at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA; Truman State... go to artist page

Nene Humphrey

Nene Humphrey has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries since coming to New York in 1979. Exhibitions include the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, Mead Museum, Amherst, MA, Palmer Museum, PA, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Sculpture Center, PS1 Contemporary Art Center and the Lesley Heller Gallery,... go to artist page

Greg Little

Gregory Little, born in 1956, grew up painting the landscapes, people, and gardens around him in rural Northern Alabama. Largely self-taught, he has developed his natural abilities through the use of intuition and personal observation. Gregory has been a resident of Oakland Park, Florida since 1992. After a career in... go to artist page

Reinhard Reitzeenstein

Reinhard Reitzenstein was born in Uelzen, Germany, in 1949, and was educated in Toronto after his family immigrated to Canada in 1956. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto from 1968 to 1971. From 1971 to 1991 he was represented by Toronto's Carmen Lamanna Gallery, followed in... go to artist page

Laura Splan

My work explores perceptions of beauty and horror, comfort and discomfort. I use anatomical and medical imagery as a point of departure to explore these dualities and our ambivalence towards the human body. Viruses, blood, x-rays of bones and viscera can be at once unsetting and enticing. I often combine... go to artist page

Steven Thurston

For the Phenomena(l) catalogue, Steven Thurston writes, "For the past few years, I have used dimensional imaging and new technologies to find balance in form between traditional craft and industrial practice. I find inspiration in the images from the 1758-60 Johann Georg Hertel edition of Iconologia, Cesare Ripas seminal collection... go to artist page

Laura Vinnedge

In her most recent paintings, Laura Vinnedge navigates the micro interiors of the human body and its visual and philosophical relation to macro properties of the cosmic realm. Her multi-layered blended imagery references ultimate internal and external environments that challenge and investigate inherent risks in the practices of genetic modification,... go to artist page

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