Stanford Art Spaces
March 30, 2001 to May 24, 2001, Stanford Art Spaces features an exhibit by two artists:

Glenn Hirsch
Mixed Media Paintings
Pamela Lanza
Mixed Media

Dance of the Masked Libido (detail)       © 2000

Homesick for Earth       © 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.     Reception 4pm-6pm on Friday, April 27 at CIS

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

Awake from the Dream of Reason © 2000

Origin of Magic © 2000

Fountain of Youth © 2000

I think psychedelic art - mystical connection, utopian hope, surrealistic sight gag - is a personal vision discovered in the unconscious. If I’m surprised, then you’ll be surprised. I start with my daydreams - things I imagine I see in the web of watercolor puddles, pastel smears and pencil lines which start each piece. I then use conscious skills to stage these unconscious associations with illusions of glowing color and pools of light.

In the resulting Biomorphic Fantasy, characters dance, struggle, bluff and threat. They aren’t human, yet their gestures radiate a kind of “intelligence” mediating a playful tension between seduction and menace. “Bio-morphic” means “life change.” This is an otherworldly re-mix where DNA zips and un-zips, where things mutate while we sleep. Perhaps these are the dreams other creatures have.

More pictures are on Glenn Hirsch's web site.

Pamela Lanza

The Great Debunker © 2000

Pamela Lanza is a “former pre-med student who never got it”. After majoring in biology, she received her Master’s degree from San Francisco Art Institute. She continues to use medical and biological imagery in her work and is fascinated with the concept of the body as “first machine”.

Pamela combines printmaking, photography, drawing, painting, and collage in her pictures. She has taught at New Mexico State University, and is currently teaching at the UC Extension Center, San Francisco and the San Francisco Art Institute ACE program. She has had many group and solo exhibits.

More pictures are on Pamela Lanza's web site.

When the Universe Starts Over © 2000

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