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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

Exhibition Detail
Regeneration
117 N. Sycamore
Santa Ana , CA 92701


June 4th, 2010 - June 27th, 2010
Opening: 
June 5th, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
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OCCCA, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art presents:

REGENERATION

Exhibition Runs June 4 - 27, 2010
Opening Reception June 5, 6-10 PM
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701
714.667.1517, www.occca.org

REGENERATION
This is an exhibition about the current biotechnological and biomedical innovations in Stem Cell Tissue Regeneration. These sculptures give visual acuity into the current reality of human organ replacement, longer life expectancy, disease prevention, spinal cord and brain injury repair and the advanced Genome computer innovations that are
accelerating these advances.


Works by Leslie D. Davis present a synthesis of artistic and scientific perspectives on biotechnological and biomedical innovations in Embryonic Stem Cell research and regenerative medicine. These sculptures blur the distinction between affliction and disease, research and treatment. They give visual acuity to the current possibility of healthy longer life expectancy, organ replacement, disease prevention, brain and spinal cord injury repair and technical computer advances in Genome Analysis that will tailor medical treatment to the specific individual.


According to Edgar Hoill and Gregg Stone, there was a time of blood and splendor in the Aztec society of 1492, which is now regenerating itself into the Cholo counter culture of today. Treated as an invisible and unwanted lower class, the Cholos have returned to the warrior society of their ancestors here in the Southland. We hope to give insight into this underclass society thru photographs and art work.


Linda Southwell's sculptures are a return, a renewal. Seedlings that have grown from loving care.


Julia Klemek's sculptures muse about regeneration. They are a combination of rock structure and organic growth. They have experienced the transformative forces of fire, wind and water.


This exhibit is dedicated to the UC Irvine Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. This new state-of-the art building opened May 14, 2010. The Center's stem cell research and regenerative medicine represents hope to millions of people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord and brain injuries, macular degeneration, Huntington's disease and many other incurable diseases.



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