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The Landscape Revisited: Martin Weinstein, Jonathan Beer, Sandra Gottlieb

Opening Reception: Mon, March 3, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Martin Weinstein: Dahlias, 2008The landscape Revisited presents three New York artists specific vocabularies examining how memory works in images and feelings with reflection and remembering through what is real and imagined. Weinstein created images of illusion and certainty inspired by the Hudson Valley landscapes and personal relationships in painterly images made on multiple acrylic layers...as are our layered memories and perceptions. Gottlieb photographs the sea and sky from the same third floor window overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY. Natural, non-cropped and unaltered digital images reflect time, colors and naturally occurring textures where the water and sky form our views of the landscape. From upstate, Beer combines architectural structures with images of memory and imagination in painterly essays as new ways to view real and imagined landscapes, challenging our views of reality. This exhibit is supported by and provided in partnership with Katharine T. Carter and Associates. To learn more about the agency and the artists, visit www.ktcassoc.com
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Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 course schedules published week of March 24 2014


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The origins of life's complexity

The origins of life's complexity Life began simply. While it is difficult to make any general claims about the entirety of evolutionary history, one thing can be said—complexity increases. The fact that single-celled organisms have evolved into the immense diversity and complexity we see today is uncontroversial; however, the origin of life's complexity, and the cause of this continual increase in complexity over the history of life, is still very much an area of debate. Since Darwin's fascination with the complex structure of the human eye, scientists have tried to explain the different routes through which complexity can emerge. Most theories rely on the idea that complexity arises gradually through natural selection favoring more and more complex intermediates. In other words, complexity is the result of step-by-step improvements driven by natural selection. Against this, Professor Fleming presents the theory that complexity is due to a built-in tendency for life to become more complex over time, even in the absence of natural selection. In other words, life's complexity is inevitable. Nexus is a seminar series presented by Utica College faculty in which they discuss their research interests and scholarly pursuits. It is an opportunity for participants to explore new findings and viewpoints and share ideas with faculty, students, and the local community.