David Wargowski

David Wargowski is an artist and historian of mid-twentieth century nuclear culture. His sculptures/models and imagery are witness to the historical, scientific, and contemporary moments of the birth and evolution of catastrophic nuclearism from the Manhattan Project to the present. David has a particular interest in the techno-scientific structures of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent advancements of nuclear weaponry and design. The intent of David’s work is educational awareness through the transformation of invisible emission or transmission of energy of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to the visible. In addition, David stresses historical accuracy and pure science in his body of work, that he has termed “Nuclear Impressionism”.  For the past decade he has researched the Manhattan Project, the atmospheric nuclear testing program, and nuclear weapons design. David has participated in three group exhibitions, most recently at the Hiroshima Bank in Hiroshima, Japan marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He has researched and authored several biographical and historical articles for The Atomic Heritage Foundation Newsletter and his nuclear imagery has appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. David is a retired scientist having over forty years of experience in various disciplines and was awarded seven U.S. patents and one European patent. David is a member of the Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists Arts and Science Initiative and Advisory Board Member of The Atomic Heritage Foundation. In addition, David serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international consortium of atomic artists and photographers headquartered in Quebec, Canada.

Website: www.rapidrupturedesign.com (currently under construction)
E-mail: rapidrupturedesign@outlook.com
Twitter: @DAWargowski
Instagram: @David_Wargowski
LinkedIn: David Wargowski

Exhibitions

“The Legacy of the Nuclear Age”
Sponsor – The Nuclear Forum of the World Social Forum
August 8 to August 12, 2016
McGill University, Montreal, Canada 

“From Trinity to Hiroshima and Beyond: the Nuclear Age Through the Eyes of the Atomic Photographers Guild”
Sponsor – The Hiroshima Bank
October 6 to October 15, 2015
Hiroshima, Japan


“Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Seventy Years Beyond the Bombings”
Sponsor – Physicians for Social Responsibility-Kansas City and PeaceWorks KC
August 6 to October 4, 2015
University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri USA 

 

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