Ginger Van Hook, Photographer/Writer
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Electromagnetic Fields. First Steps
SEE THRU Exhibition. 2010

Electromagnetic Fields of Memory
SEE THRU EXHIBITION. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, California Aug 2010

Environmental Issues: Revealing the Invisible

Invisible Electromagnetic Fields from High Voltage Power Lines
are said to be associated with childhood Leukemia.
Electromagnetic Fields affect our environment, our bodies and our minds. The SEE THRU exhibition in 2010 explored the environment, our visual landscape, the brain and the intersection between art and science in a collaboration between LAAA/Gallery 825 and CAL TECH in Pasadena, Professor Shinsuke Shimojo.


Artist Statement


As an artist I seek to make that which in invisible, visible.  My photography and sculpture is focused on revealing hidden elements beneath the surface of art and science. This has led to an investigation of the human subconscious and its association with lost or recovered memories. With a background in science my life took a different course and evolved into a pursuit of the arts using photography and sculpture as my medium to address the intersection between fact and fiction.

My current body of work has gone further in exploring our environment and its connection and relationships to our minds and bodies. Electromagnetic fields or EMF’s as they are called, exist in our environment through the generation of energy that is harnessed through and across various transmission vehicles.  Examples such as power lines, radio waves, microwaves, satellites, cell phones and home electronics illustrate this. EMF’s are invisible and become visible in my work using current technologies available to the public. These technologies help reveal the visible interaction between our bodies and the invisible fields of electricity and magnetism that must coexist in our environment to sustain us.

Born in Argentina and raised in Los Angeles, California, I have encountered a rich cultural heritage of art from my grandparents and my parents from four corners of the world, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.  I have been working in photography for twenty years. In the traditional darkroom photography medium, I work in 35 mm and 4 x 5 formats. About 10 years ago, I also embraced the new digital medium. As a photographer and writer I have exhibited photographs in genres ranging from Still Life such as flowers and vegetables to landscapes and cityscapes of Los Angeles and cities that I have traveled in.
Currently I exhibit photography in the Los Angeles area and create informative and artistic digital photo-journals featuring local artists. This part of my photographic practice is in collaboration with my husband, Luke Van Hook, as we document this artistic journey in photography and text by attending and supporting local art exhibitions. My husband Luke and I are both working artists in Los Angeles, California. I am a member of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), Gallery 825, The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA), and The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS).
Additionally I am a color photography instructor on the Faculty with Otis College of Art and Design. Prior teaching experiences include Pasadena City College assisting photographer Vicky Martin and Dr. Ysamur Flores-Peņa, Professor at Otis College of Art and Design and my mentor Photographer Ann Summa.  I earned my MFA Degree in writing and photography at Otis College in 2004. Before developing my work in the photographic and film mediums, I worked as a radio broadcaster after earning a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism through the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California (USC).

The online art magazines often called blogzines that I created promote both the visual fine arts and the literary arts of text, poetry, fiction, print-media, and book making. I have also created several short films, documentaries, music photo-journals and visual film poetry. My work has been featured in exhibitions in Monrovia at the Focus One Gallery & The October Fine Arts Festival, in the Inglewood Public Library in 2010 and the Inglewood Open Studios in 2009 & 2010 and Gallery 825 in a collaborative exploration of the intersection of art and science with Cal Tech in Pasadena- Professor Shisuke Shimojo, SEE THRU Exhibition August 2010 and the upcoming continuing exhibition at ICON in Nov 2010.

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