Artist to lecture on intersection of art and biology

Suzanne Anker, chair of the Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, will discuss the interweaving of traditional and experimental media in her free public lecture, “Between Awe and Artifice: Welcome to Wonderland,” on Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed Orman Centre.

Anker is a visual artist and theorist working in a variety of media, including digital sculpture, installation, large-scale photography and plants grown by LED lights. Her books include The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age and Visual Culture and Bioscience.

The Humanities Research Group presents the lecture as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series and will sponsor a reception to follow.