Artist Sarah Wagner investigates invisible environmental systems such as genetic mutations, radiation, class and race. In her talk, she will discuss her most recent work which explores her neighborhood in the inner city of Detroit and the "invisible" strata, of which she has become increasingly aware. She has developed advanced patterning and sewing methods to create complex organic forms. A reception in the gallery will immediately follow her lecture. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs until Sept. 5, 2014.