Gerald Peters Gallery and Peters Projects, in association with The New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center (STMC) and Los Alamos National Laboratories, is pleased to present a contemporary invitational art exhibition, Spectrum, planned for mid-March, 2016 at Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition’s focus is on works created by artists who are known for the integration of science in their art practice.
Expanding on the annual STMC event, The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience, the exhibition will include lectures and workshops promoting the application of the physical sciences and mathematics to solve complex problems in human biology. The intent of this show is to broaden the discussion of the ever increasing intersection between art and science while providing a window into the advanced microscopy, nanoscale engineering and computer simulations used and applied at the STMC.
Works of art by renowned regional and national artists Suzanne Anker, Adam Belt, Julia Buntaine, Eric Gardun᷉o, Michal Gavish, Brian Knep, Lee Montgomery, Charles Ross and Todd Siler will be exhibited alongside microscopy images from UNM and LANL scientists.
These 9 artists, many of whom hold advanced degrees in scientific fields, apply scientific principles and technology in their cutting edge works of art in a variety of media; painting, photography, video, sculpture, and installation.
Todd Siler, invited as the featured artist, will exhibit a number of works, including a selection from NanoWorld which premiered at The Amory Show in 2014. Siler’s metaphorical drawings, conceptual paintings, and symbolic sculpture and art installations explore what nature makes and what we make of nature. These artworks are inspired by the pioneer Nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his Solar Fuels Team at the University of Toronto who are researching and developing Nanoscience solutions to global challenges such as climate change.
A resident of Denver, Colorado, Siler moved west after graduating from Bowdoin College and receiving a PhD from MIT in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art in 1986. Siler’s art is in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art among others. In 2011, Siler was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts by the World Cultural Council. The artist will be in attendance at the receptions and give a talk on Saturday, March 19th.
Additionally, there will be a host of lectures and workshops during the opening weekend that further the concepts of the program. The schedule of events is listed below:
Friday, March 18, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Opening Reception and Gallery Viewing
6:00 – 6:45 PM: Public Lecture, Dr. Jennifer Gillette, University of New Mexico School of Medicine “Unlocking the potential of stem cells: Promise or Hype?”
Saturday, March 19, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: The UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems Program’s “NanoDays” children’s activities
5:00 PM – 7:00PM: Reception
5:15-5:45 PM : Featured Artist talk by Todd Siler, “How ArtScience Changes the World”
6:00-6:45 PM Public Lecture, Dr. Michelle Ozbun, University of New Mexico School of Medicine “Papilloma viruses are tiny invaders from elephants to man”