Engineer Genna Smith in conversation with artists Terry Berlier and Gail Wight

Monday, March 22 5 – 6 p.m.

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Gail Wight, detail from “Anatomies,” 2003, 1 of 9 pigment prints, aluminum bar and silk cord, 68” x 42”
Gail Wight, detail from “Anatomies,” 2003, 1 of 9 pigment prints, aluminum bar and silk cord, 68” x 42”

In this conversation led by USF Engineering professor Gennifer (Genna) Smith, we examine prints and sculptures by Gail Wight and Terry Berlier to discover the many uses of mechanical innovations and adaptation in art and engineering. 

 

About the speakers

Terry Berlier is an interdisciplinary artist who investigates the evolution of human interaction with the natural world, queerness, and ecologies. Berlier is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sculpture Lab and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.

Gail Wight has taught in the Art Practice program at Stanford since 2003, focusing on Experimental Media. Working primarily in experimental photography, video, interactive media and printmaking, Wight enjoys developing novel ways of working with traditional materials, combining them with new technologies or with the living world and its detritus. The interplay between art and biology is central to her art. 

USF engineering professor Gennifer (Genna) Smith works at the intersection of biology and engineering to research and develop low-cost medical devices, including a portable urinalysis device capable of analyzing the chemical and cellular makeup of a sample, which can be done by untrained personnel.