Stanford Art Spaces
January 26, 2001 to March 22, 2001, Stanford Art Spaces features an exhibit by two artists:

Megan Hurst
Paintings & Photographs
Jon Nimetz

Sunshine       © 2000

Eye Drop Traps       © 2000

This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus in four buildings: the Allen Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), Gates Computer Science, Terman Engineering Center, and Humanities and Sciences.    

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
Megan Hurst

Growth © 2000

Oracle © 2000

I concentrate on finding simple curves, which create simple shapes but evoke complex thought for the viewer. It is important that my works are recognizable as images of flowers, but it also necessary that they summon thoughts of different parts of the anatomy. I enjoy the ambiguity that shapes can make.

Each of my paintings has dendrite references illustrated through the vein-like patterning, which are intended to symbolize the unconscious mind. I am interested in the repetition of unconscious behavior, especially in relationships between people.

As a photographer, I also focus on floral images. I believe that all artwork should capture absolute beauty. Each of my photos is meant to capture the viewer and entice him/her to stare longer. Each photo is an attempt to achieve the “aesthetic ideal”, meaning a perfect image superior in beauty.

Jon Nimetz

The Martyring Matador © 2000

Pica Boo Sso © 2000

Paintings are my personal reflection of the world around me. In an era where technology has become so predominantly overwhelming, I find myself experiencing a dramatic degree of sensory overload. My paintings are indicative of this type of visual and sensational energy.

The images I create attempt to define, via a conglomeration of figuration and abstraction, humankind’s struggle with itself in our current era of technology versus nature and human versus machine. I have created these paintings with the intention of conveying these notions, as well as to demonstrate how our culture dictates such a frivolous and compelling antithesis to naturalism, and how by anxiously succumbing to these forces I experience the isolation and fragmentation of my identity.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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