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Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art

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Last Supper at CERN (detail), 2009 Wood, Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Styrofoam, Record Players, Gospel Lps 29' X 36" X 3' © Trong Nguyen
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The Last Lullaby, 2009 Mixed Media 120" X 44" X 56" © Teresa Diehl
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Last Supper at CERN (detail), 2009 Wood, Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Styrofoam, Record Players, Gospel Lps 120" X 44" X 56" © Trong Nguyen
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God's Eye View: (Moses,Eden,Cross,Ark), 2007 Satellite Photography 8' X 8' X 5" © The Glue Society
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God's Eye View: (Moses,Eden,Cross,Ark) Detail-Ark, 2007 Satellite Photography 8' X 8' X 5" © The Glue Society
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To See Without Reproach, 2009 Mxed Media Variable
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To See Without Reproach, 2009 Mixed Media Variable © Compassionate Action Enterprises (Joan Giroux and Lisa Kaftori)
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Noah, 2007 Oil on Panel 36" X 18 © Sandra Yagi
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Blow Up 100- The Molecular Structure of MDMA (Ecstasy) After Carracci's St. Catherine in Ecstasy, 2008 Watercolor and Graphite on Board 36" X 24" © Kysa Johnson
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Stephen Hawking as Elijah, Ascending to Heaven on a Chariot of Fire, 2007 Wood, Polymer Clay, Wire 30" X 18" X 8" © Joe Meiser
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Drawing and Being Drawn, 2007 Multimedia Installation Variable © CarianaCarianne
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Drawing and Being Drawn (detail), 2007 Multimedia Installation Variable © CarianaCarianne
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Saddle Blanket, 2009 Cut Paper Collage 33" X 40" © Marci MacGuffe
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Ten (Reprise), 2009 Performance and Video © Industry of the Ordinary
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UFO Days , 2008 DV Video and Cell Phone Video © Joshua Thorson
Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art

1104 S. Wabash Ave, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
November 19th, 2009 - November 19th, 2009
Opening: November 19th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://colum.edu/deps
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Michigan Ave/Downtown
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Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art

November 16, 2009 – February 13, 2010Columbia College Chicago
Opening reception, Thursday, November 19, 2009, 5-8pmat Columbia College Chicago’s Glass Curtain Gallery1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Dis/Believer gives focus to contemporary artists who engage in ideas and moments when science and religion intersect. The concept is inspired by the ever-deepening conflict surrounding the reconciliation of scientific theory and spiritual faith, due to an explosive rebirth of religious fundamentalism and rivaling exponential discoveries in science. Debates on the compatibility of the natural and supernatural are raging in many forms of media and often feature scientist versus theologian, fundamentalist against atheist, and evolutionist opposed to creationist. The resulting dialogue is illuminating, divisive and exhilarating. 

Visual artists are grappling with this concern and expanding the discourse in provocative and enlightening directions. Dis/Believer gathers a diverse selection of media in a conversation that spans from the origins of life to ethics in biotechnology, and from predictions of apocalypse to technology’s role in faith. The grouping of artists offers a fresh and fascinating perspective on the complex debate of science and religion.

Exhibiting Artists Include: The Glue Society Kysa Johnson Trong Nguyen Joe Meiser Sandra Yagi Teresa Diehl Industry of the Ordinary CarianaCarianne Marci MacGuffie Joshua Thorson Compassionate Action Enterprises

HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public. MEDIA INQUIRIES: Elizabeth Burke-Dain, 312-369-8695             

MORE INFO: www.colum.edu/deps RELATED PROGRAMMING: Panel Discussion, “Evidence of Things Un/Seen:  The Art of Reconciling Art & Religion.”  November 18, 2009, 5:00 pm.  Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash. Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that provides innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,500 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. A liberal arts college with a “hands-on minds-on” approach to arts and media education, Columbia College Chicago’s programs include film & video, art & design, arts management, television, radio, music, interactive multimedia – all within a liberal arts context. Under the current leadership of President Warrick L. Carter, Ph.D., Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information visit www.colum.edu.