“Avatar to Art” Exhibit Extended at G.WIZ – The Science Museum

. August 6, 2010 . 0 Comments

New works will be added to the collection of large-scale, 3D canvases on Aug. 19 during museum hours. Tickets to the exhibit are included in the general admission prices to the museum. G.WIZ is located at 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-309-4949 or visit http://www.gwiz.org.

Hazelton says that the additional work is “dedicated to the research and understanding of cancer” and “a result of my long-time ambition to provide empowering 3D visual imagery directly to people affected by serious disease.” For the past 12 years, Hazleton has blended his love of art and science with the latest technology to create 3D animations describing how disease affects the body and visualizing the latest novel treatments offered by science to fight them.

The artist says his desire is “to empower patients with compelling visual imagery to help them to cope, fight, and heal from disease. By allowing the viewer to become immersed in a large-scale, 3D environment depicting the disease and its destruction, I aspire to help facilitate more positive outcomes.” Hazelton’s company, BioLucid, has been a leading innovator in the medical animation industry since 2001, producing 3D movies and interactive educators for use by physicians.

The exhibit, which opened at the museum on July 2, blends the artist’s “love of vibrant colorful abstraction and his expertise in the science of stereoscopy to create an experience that is entirely unique,” says Molly Morgan, director of the museum.
Morgan explains that “viewers should wear 3D glasses to enjoy the full effect of the artwork. The 3D environments extend the walls of the exhibit space and are designed to immerse the observer into the art.”

The compositions consist of bold colors and geometric patterns, mixed with microscopic anatomy and “automatic drawings” taken from Hazelton’s sketch book, penciled during his two-year sailing voyage around the world. The artist explains: “I want people to feel like they are part of the artwork, like they have been transported to a new place or are sharing a room with interesting objects that are purely a product of their mind’s innate comprehension of 3D space, and it is my privilege to place them there.”

For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.3Dfineartist.com.
These three high-res images are available to download:

• “Vagabond Wake”: http://www.3dfineartist.com/press/vb_wake.jpg
• “Disruption”: http://www.3dfineartist.com/press/disruption.jpg
• The artist: http://www.3dfineartist.com/press/2.jpg

For more information about this press release, call Amy Fordyce, at 941-309-4949, Ext. 120, or email her at AmyF@gwiz.org or visit http://www.GWIZ.org.

G.WIZ, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1990 and moved into its current facility in 2000. The organization’s mission is to serve as a gateway for lifelong adventures in science G.WIZ is a champion for science education in Sarasota County and the entire state of Florida. The museum serves 125,000 people each year; 50,000 of these are school-age children. G.WIZ is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers
, the Florida Association of Museums, and the Science and Environment Council of Sarasota County.

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