Science Gallery mediator Allyssa Harris talks with a guest as they interact with "Blood, Sweat and Tears" by Tarah Rhoda (Brooklyn, NY). The artist collected their own blood, sweat, and tears and encased them in a large glass vessel using a molecular gastronomy technique called spherification. The droplets react when the viewer closes the electrical circuit by touching the salt switch, breathing life back into the vessel. Photo credit Mark Sullivan.
"HUSTLE" is the inaugural exhibition at Science Gallery Lab Detroit, the newest addition to Science Gallery's network founded with the specific aim to engage youth at the intersections of science, art, and technology. Bringing together the work of 22 international artists around the themes resilience, entrepreneurship, activism, survival, and success, "HUSTLE" is open now through August 25th.
"Anthropocene," a solo exhibition by Richelle Gribble, is now on view at New Orleans' Jonathan Ferrara Gallery through July 14th.
Funding opportunity at Pratt for STEAM projects
Pratt Institute’s STEAMplant initiative is calling for applications for funding, grants up to $7,500 are available. The initiative’s mission is is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and “art” as defined by the diverse disciplines pursued at Pratt. We are currently accepting applications from both potential Student Fellows and potential Residents.
Special topics October 2018 issue:
What does science gain from interaction and engagement with the arts?
Science-art collaboration is a meaningful way in which the sciences and arts can interact, and is often cited as the path towards innovation in our 21st century. In collaboration, artists gain special and intimate access to science and its processes. This leads to new ideas and new works. But what do scientists gain from interacting and engaging with artists? While the artistic products of science-art collaborations are the stuff of public exhibitions, how art influences science mostly comes in the form of word-of-mouth stories.
By Susan Knight
AS IF resident
In March 2018 it was my honor to take a mini residency at Art + Science in the Field: AS IF Center which is nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. I had met Nancy Lowe, the Center’s founder and director, at an art and science conference organized by SciArt Center and The Helix Center in New York last December. She offered me her card and began to describe the new AS IF residency program. As a visual artist my hand cut paper work is informed by scientific investigations of water and the land around it. I knew that the location of AS IF made it the perfect place to incubate my developing project that incorporates aspects of geology, hydrology, and sociology with art.