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Project Highlight: International Biotechnology Company

Client: International Biotechnology Company
Project Location: Bay Area
Architect: Melinda Lau, DGA

“Clotiapine 2” Mixed Media and Epoxy Polymer on Floating Aluminum Panel by Klari Reis

 

“Untitlied” Collage with Resin Surface over Panel by Rex Ray. Commission inspired by brain imagery.

 

I’m Still Here” commission by people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Mixed Media on Paper ARTZ Artists for Alzheimer’s, Hearthstone Alzheimer’s Foundation

 

When this biotechnology client embarked on their art program, they requested science-based imagery that would reflect the areas specific to their research. They also wanted to represent the patients aided by their research and enable them to express their inner selves.

Klari Reis uses the creative process in both painting and science as metaphors for one another: for curiosity and exploring and documenting the natural and unnatural world with a sense of wonder and hope.
Currently working in San Francisco, the artist recognizes that Northern California hosts more life sciences companies than anywhere else in the world. Klari Reis’ artwork is a product of biological techniques, which provide context for the artworks and explore the increasingly fuzzy line between the technological and the natural.

Rex Ray is a San Francisco based fine artist, whose collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including the The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University Art Museum in Berkeley, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Cheryl Haines Gallery, Gallery 16, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
He is also a celebrated graphic designer. He has created work for Apple, Dreamworks, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, City Lights Publishers, Matador Records, Serpent’s Tail, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizzoli, Powerhouse, Mute Records and Crown Books. His package designs for David Bowie, as well as for Joe Satriani, Diamanda Galás, Matmos, and Deee-Lite, have earned him an international reputation for his innovation in type and with original photographs, drawings, and collage. He has designed over 100 historic Bill Graham Presents rock and roll tour posters, including ones for The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, REM, Bjork, U2, and Radiohead.

ARTZ is Artists for Alzheimer’s™ an initiative of the Hearthstone Alzheimer’s Foundation that draws on the support and collaboration of artists and cultural institutions, as resource, to share, educate and inspire.
ARTZ has developed Alzheimer’s-specific cultural access programs with some of the world’s most renowned and respected cultural institutions, including the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the National Gallery of Australia, the Big Apple Circus, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Influenced by the theories and research of sociologist and author, John Zeisel, Ph.D.The program has grown rapidly over the last nine years, enabling thousands of people living Awith Alzheimer’s disease to have cultural opportunities and artistic experiences.

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