Steven Gawoski Art & Theory

BITS – Steven Gawoski’s Idealized Scientific Forms

In ALL, BITS by Alex Pedersen

Steven Gawoski focuses his series Art & Theory on the unseen scientific world.

“The function of my art, visually, is to reconstitute subjects presented through scientific research, (via electron micrography, deep sea photography, or deep space imagery) into idealized forms. This method is perhaps more akin to an 18th century naturalist’s catalogue of documented specimens from far off lands, returning to be deciphered and judged under the reigning doctrines of the day.

I predominantly select images of algae, pollen, and arthropod morphology created with an imaging apparatus made for the scientific community. My references are restricted by the limits of the technology used to capture them, and by embellishing ambiguous detail, I’ve substituted the digitizing and coding process with my own drawing technique. As a result I deliberately enhance the drama of forms to create semi-fictional delineations on paper.” – Steven Gawoski

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Steven Gawoski Art & Theory

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Steven Gawoski Art & Theory

Steven Gawoski Art & Theory

Steven Gawoski Art & Theory

Steven Gawoski Art & Theory

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Alex Pedersen

Alex Pedersen

Alex is a critical scholar and social scientist. During her degrees, Alex recognized a dearth of knowledge transfer between the academy and the general public. To address this gap, she extends her empirical research through multiple mediums including: publications, formal lectures, public speaking events, radio, theatre and photography. In diversifying access to her research, Alex honed a unique set of skills to plan, design and produce events for a wide variety of audiences. To date, she was responsible for several successful lecture series, community events and fundraisers across diverse settings. Most notably, Alex organized and implemented the 2015 Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and was an advisor for the “Free Queen’s” Steering Committee (an initiative encouraging graduates to bring their work to the wider public). In addition, she has written numerous successful grant applications. An activist at heart, Alex advocates for critical thinking in and beyond academic institutions.