PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL • MoCA L.I. Science Faction Curated by John Cino November 9 – December 22, 2019
Artist Reception: November 9, 5:00 – 7:00PM
We live in a time where truth and fiction are blurred, where basic tenets of science are questioned, not for their efficacy but for political gain, when factions call empirical science fiction because it doesn’t jibe with their world view or satisfy their profit margin. The artists of Science Faction have chosen uniquely creative paths to examine the distinctions between empirical fact and wishful fiction.
Brandon Ballengée, a visual artist, biologist, and environmental educator based in Louisiana who creates transdisciplinary artworks that are both beautiful and disquieting, inspired by his ecological field and laboratory research. He offers aesthetically pleasing images of the adverse effects of ecological disruption.
The work of Lauren Ruiz explores the intersection of fact and faith. She has created a narrative arc that begins with a futuristic world where plastic can be mined and used to replace human tissue. The products of her invented science are presented as religious iconography.
Combined these artists give us pause to consider our species’ relationship to its home.
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SPECIAL EVENT PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL • MOCA L.I. & PAT-MED LIBRARY @ 20 Terry Street, Patchogue Breakfast with The Artists Lauren Ruiz&Brandon Ballengée Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Patchogue Arts Council • MoCA L.I. & Patchogue-Medford Library are excited to present Breakfast with the Artists. Artist Talk, exhibition walkthrough & breakfast! Artists Lauren Ruiz and Brandon Ballengée (via skype) will be talking about their work featured in the current exhibition Science Factioncurated by John Cino. Guests will have time to see the exhibit, hear from the artists, and have breakfast!
To register for Breakfast with the Artists please call the Patchogue – Medford Library (631) 654-4700 or register online here to reserve your seat.
*PAC can not take reservations.