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Aardwolf Art at WSU Vancouver

Sitka Remembered

Kindra Crick etching
ARTIST
Kindra Crick
EXHIBIT DATES
September 9, 2019 – January 6, 2020
LOCATION
Science & Engineering Building, 1st Floor Gallery

“The etchings in Sitka Remembered draw on imagery from neuroscience and reflect on memory and our fundamental need for sleep. Nestled in the center of a United Nations Biosphere Reserve on the Oregon Coast, the Sitka Center is a place that holds magic. Moss drapes from ancient spruce trees while soft paths through the woods provide a singular location to observe nature, contemplate, and create. Three of these prints were inspired by the rich beauty and serenity of the forest and sea and the visible depth of the night sky. Neuronal trees mingle with the neurochemistry of dreams in REM sleep which appear as constellations in the night sky. The stillness of night is a unique time for inner reverie and restoration, enabling us to link ideas and illuminate creative solutions. Another print uses magnified and abstracted imagery of neurons to delicately address the beautiful wilderness of interweaving neurons that help us maintain the stories that make us who we are.

 

These etchings were created with master printer Julia D’Amario during my Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in the fall of 2017.” – Kindra Crick

Kindra Crick etchings

Kindra Crick is a multimedia artist who gives visual expression to the wonder and process of scientific inquiry and discovery. In her installations and mixed-media work she incorporates drawings, diagrams, maps, and imagery from under the microscope.

Biota

Katie Babb plant drawing
ARTISTS
Fine Arts Drawing Students
EXHIBIT DATES
Fall 2019
LOCATION
Science & Engineering Building, 2nd Floor Gallery

Biota showcases works from a Special Topics Drawing course taught by Instructor Joby Barron in the Summer of 2019. Students drew from direct observation focusing on rocks and fossils, individual species, and by exploring the local biota through plant collections. The class had access to specimens in the laboratory which served as a rich source for realistic and abstract drawings.

Austin Chavers mineral drawing

Ashly Armstrong bone drawing

Images: Katie Babb (top), Austin Chavers, & Ashley Armstrong

Memory: Cerebral Entanglement

Photo of Kindra Crick installation
ARTIST
Kindra Crick
EXHIBIT DATES
September 9, 2019 – January 6, 2020
LOCATION
Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

“Memory: Cerebral Entanglement” is a layered mixed-media installation that incorporates drawings, diagrams and imagery from under the microscope. It started as a collaboration with neuroscientist John Harkness, who researches memory at WSU Vancouver. Harkness investigates net-like structures called perineuronal nets which surround neurons in our brain and are associated with memory retention and the close of developmental learning windows. Included in this exhibit are three microscopic images taken from the lab’s research.
Detail of Kindra Crick drawing
Crick is a multimedia artist who gives visual expression to the wonder and process of scientific inquiry and discovery. She is fascinated by the human brain—our complex machine—which can fathom the beginning of time and the nature of its own thought. Crick has a degree in molecular biology from Princeton and a certificate in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Concurrence


Fine Arts Students

April 26, 2019 – June 7, 2019

The Strouse Gallery, VMMC Building


Concurrence (installation shot)


Taking Flight, Riana Vincent


Concurrence (installation shot), Troy Scott (left panel) and Meakia Blake (right panel)