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Cerebral Spirits: Stalking the Self

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Of another space , 2011 Nylon, Bungee Cord, Rapid Prototype Sculpture, Silver Leaf Dimensions Variable
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MRI Butterfly, 2008 Video Animation on Loop With Music 1:00 Minute
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MRI Butterfly, 2008 15 Digital Prints on Watercolor Paper 13x19 Inches Each (installation 59x69 Inches)
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Biota , 2011 Porcelain, Rapid Prototype Sculpture, Silver Leaf Dimensions Variable
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Collection Head 1, 2011 Cast Uv Stable Polyurethane Resin With Studio and Personal Detritus, Found Objects 26 X 18 X 21 Inches © Image courtesy of the artist and Carolina Nitsch
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Collection Head #4, 2011 Cast Uv Stable Polyurethane Resin With Studio and Personal Detritus, Found Objects 26 X 18 X 21 Inches © Image courtesy of the artist and Carolina Nitsch
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Head Head, 2011 Cast Uv Stable Polyurethane Resin With Studio and Personal Detritus, Found Objects 26 X 18 X 21 Inches
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Ajna 2, 2001 Stereolithography Resin 11x6x8 Inches © Michael Rees
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Ajna 3, 2001 Stereolithography Resin 11x6x8 Inches © Michael Rees
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Ajna Spine Series 2, 1997-2010 Selective Laser Sintering 20x6x6 Inches © Michael Rees
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Ajna Spine Series 5, 1997-2010 Selective Laser Sintering 20x6x6 © Michael Rees
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Ajna Spine Series 2 (vector), 2001-2011 2 Vector Prints of Sculpture 30x72 Inches © Michael Rees
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Untitled (Head), 2004 Paper, Watercolor and Platilina 30x16 Inches
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Head #7, 2004 Paper, Watercolor and Platilina 30x16x16
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THE Bubbles - SELBST (neuro-fire) a, 2011 Laser Cut Archival Print on Paper 10.5x3.25 Inches
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THE Bubbles - SELBST (neuro-fire) b, 2011 Laser Cut Archival Print on Paper 10.5x3.25 Inches
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THE bubbles - SELBST (bubbles) bacchus, 2011 Water Cut Aluminum and Archival Print on Paper 21.5x6.75 Inches
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Windows of the soul, 2011 HD DVD 5:00 Minute Loop
Cerebral Spirits: Stalking the Self
Curated by: Suzanne Anker

300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470
January 30th, 2012 - March 9th, 2012
Opening: February 5th, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.wpunj.edu/coac/gallery/index....
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
johnsene@wpunj.edu
PHONE:  
973-720-2654
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm; and select Sundays, 12 - 4pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
William Paterson University
TAGS:  
photography, digital, installation, video-art, sculpture
COST:  
n/a

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition is organized in conjunction with William Paterson University’s Center for Computer Art and Animation.

Panel discussion:  Thursday, February 9, 2:00 – 4:00pm in Ben Shahn Hall, room B-146


Of all life’s mysteries yet to be solved, the complexity of emotions, processes and actions that make us sentient remains enigmatic.  Set in motion by neural networks, we think, act, and love as living beings. Like uncharted galaxies or unending reveries, every thought is a web of electrical impulse generating and regenerating all that is unknownable and wondrous, melancholic and blissful, rapturous and unraveling. By way of astute advances in comprehending the nervous system by various means and ways: e.g. measurement of brainwaves, somatic responses, technological imaging, philosophical studies of consciousness and the languages of metaphor, can we ever hope to know what makes us fundamentally human?
 
Emotively charged and conceptually profound, our thoughts and feelings are embodied in responsive frameworks.   Enmeshed in these networks arises the concept of the self, a mutable, yet central identity.  From fantasies to calculations, from desire to fear, the self is a unique set of operations driving our being.  “Cerebral Spirits:  Stalking the Self” presents the work of eight visual artists whose work identifies aspects of the “self” ranging from hallucination, memory, and the creation of sign systems.  How can the self be identified?  What mechanisms are in place to reframe the self?  What role does imagination perform in defining this elusive concept?
 

-- Suzanne Anker