Janetta Napp shares her self-devised 2-D models of microbiological viruses that reflect human behavior in "Virus project/paintings & drawings//2007///," on exhibit at Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery through Sept. 21. "Untitled/nimbostratus//smell of rain///," above, is an oil.
Janetta Napp has quite a diversity of interests, and she combines them for "Viral project/paintings & drawings//2007///."
The series of charcoal drawings and oils document the artist's fascination with microbiology. She created her own microbiological models of mutations and transformations that viruses provide. These viruses, however, are set in a classification system that reflects human behavior.
Napp then translated her models onto two-dimensional "environments" using the charcoals and paints.
"Virus project" runs through Sept. 21 at Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery, located on the Kaneohe campus.
Gallery hours a8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.
Call 544-0287 for more information.
Works in "Virus project" includes "untitled/sky//," an oil painting.
"untitled/nomad///," a charcoal drawing.
"untitled/rucola// break while hiking///," an oil.
"untitled/timelessness///," a charcoal drawing.