Julia RymerDanville, CA
Science feeds my inquiry into the working of the universe, both microscopically and macrocosmically. Art gives meaning to the phenomena of the mechanism of the natural world.
Electron microscopes, x-ray crystallography, sonograms, electroencephalograms, and MRI machines generate digital graphics of physical presence. These source images probe our most sensitive, personal possession: our bodies. Technology is impersonal and often distances us from ourselves by reducing us to mere organs, blood types, diagnoses and responses to medicine. My work reasserts the intimacy of the human experience.
Through art I create meaning from my biochemical components and the environment in which I live. As technology continues to overwhelm modern life and science progresses our knowledge of the universe, our most intimate experiences are minimized. Art corrects this imbalance by taking ownership again over our bodies and our interaction in the world.
Julia Rymer received her M.F.A. in Painting from the Pratt Institute in 2004 and is a former Visiting Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Her work is exhibited widely throughout the Western United States and New York and is included in numerous corporate and private collections. She is currently represented by Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art in Larkspur, CA, and lives and works in Northern California.