Josh Van Stippen:Nanoscale Exhibit
Wednesday, August 6, 2014-Thursday, September 25, 2014
Open Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6 – 8pm
Josh Van Stippen grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin and currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his Masters of Fine Art in 2014 from the University Of Iowa in Dimensional Practice with an emphasis in ceramics. In 2009, he graduated from Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin double majoring in Art history and Studio Art. Josh attends workshops and residencies at the Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado and The Pottery Workshop In Jingdezhen, China. Josh has also conducted workshops at the Oneida Nation Arts Program.
Nanoparticles are too small to be seen with the human eye, so my work Nanoscale brings nanoparticles to the human scale. The shapes of nanoparticles captured through microscopy imaging are appropriated in my specimens. The size of nanoparticles determines their properties and is critical to research and development of materials. Across many scales, my work explores the positioning and irregularity of nanoparticles and the unique functions that are achieved only on the nanoscale.