Every week for the next year, the artist Oliver Wasow contributes a group of thematically grouped images to SEEING SCIENCE. The images are culled from diverse online sources and are presented and transformed by their juxtaposition with each other—teasing out new meanings and contexts. Each grouping focuses on one theme or type of photographic image in order to reveal similarities among and variations between them. What results is a new understanding of how science related images are constructed, used and perceived.
“The weekly groupings of images posted to my project, PICTURING SCIENCE,” Wasow explains, “are all found on the Internet and are meant to explore the myriad ways in which science has been, and continues to be, depicted within visual culture. Often, these pictures have been separated from their original sources and new meanings in them are revealed as a result of their re-contextualization and transformation on this site.”
Oliver Wasow’s work has been featured in important exhibitions including: Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Image World: Art and Media Culture, at the Whitney Museum of American Art: in NYC, and The Photography of Invention at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. His photographs are included in a numerous private and public collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Milwaukee Art Museum. Wasow’s book, Artist Unknown/The Real World, co-edited with John Monteith, was published in 2011.
For further information: www.oliverwasow.com