Visual Inquiries: Artists Inspired by Science

Suzanne Anker: Remote Sensing, 2013. Plaster pigment and resin, 4x4x2 in.

Visual Inquiries: Artists Inspired by Science

Artists: Suzanne Anker, Julia Buntaine, Angie Drakopoulos, Jonathan Feldschuh, Carter Hodgkin, Eve Andree Laramee, Deanna Lee, Maureen McQuillan, Paula Overbay, Taney Roniger, Steven Salzman.

 

Visual Inquiries: Artists Inspired by Science is an exhibition exploring the work of eleven artists whose work maintains a strong, engaging visual presence while being firmly rooted in the conceptual foundation of the sciences.

As humanity speeds through an era of exponential growth in technology and the myriad ways this growth influences science itself, as well as society, artists today have never had access to so much information to choose from for the fertile soil from which their work emerges.  Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cosmology, and particle physics have significantly changed our perspective of how we think about ourselves, the universe around us, and how we fit in to the universe.  This shift in how we think, and therefore see, has often also been the goal of great art: to change our perspective enough so that we see the world through new eyes. But linking and balancing the perceptual to the conceptual in art has been a tricky, elusive task and is a shadow of the overall complexity of the art and science connection.

Though largely separated due to the objective nature of science and the subjective nature of art, increasingly art and science are finding valuable and fruitful collaborative ground.  Famed scientist E.O. Wilson calls this union consilience and has stated, “The strongest appeal of consilience is in the prospect of intellectual adventure and, given even modest success, the value of understanding the human condition with a higher degree of certainty.”

Visual Inquiries: Artists Inspired by Science

Curated by Daniel Hill

October 11- November 8, 2016

Opening Reception:
October 18, 5-7pm

Peter Fingesten Gallery at Pace University
9 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038
(212) 346-1397 Ext 11397
finearts@pace.edu

Mon: 12:30 -4:30pm
Tue: 12:00 -5:00pm
Thu: 12:30-5 :00pm
Or appointment: dhill@pace.edu