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Exhibition, Body Parts, explores the emerging science of cloning

"Body Parts" by Mark Pomilio

Photo by Mark Pomilio.

September 28, 2007

Mark Pomilio, assistant professor of painting and drawing in the ASU Herberger College School of Art.

Pomilio creates Body Parts, an exhibition of his drawings which emulate the dividing and compounding of a single, or group of cells, into complex orgranisms. By combining art and research focusing on the principles of geometry, fractals, cloning and single-cell manipulation, Pomilio's work references the challenging power of cloning and the exciting emergence of genomes in the field of biomedical research.

His exhibition is held in conjunction with Liz Lerman's production of Ferocious Beauty: Genome at ASU Gammage Auditorium to inspire public awareness of this intriguing and controversial issue.

Pomilio's artwork has been featured in solo museum exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Chapelle Saint-Salpetriere, Paris; Art Resources Transfer, New York City; and the Robert V. Fullerton Museum,San Bernardino, California.

ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, ASU Tempe campus

Oct.18-Nov. 18, 2007


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ASU Herberger College School of Art

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