CITY SIGHTS: Finding the science-art in New York area exhibitions
By Julia Buntaine
"Interference," a group exhibition curated by Steven Salzman, includes artists Johnny Abrahams, John Aslanidis, Daniel Hill, Gilbert Hasiao, Julie Opperman, and Jessica Rosner.
Open now through January 8th.
Curatorial statement: "Interference" explores the physical phenomena of the superposition of two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern. Waves of air, sound and electro-magnetism—and their subsequent interference patterns—permeate our environment. These phenomena surround, bombard and penetrate our bodies continuously. The artists in this exhibit explore these omnipresent patterns as a visual motifs, including hard-edge geometry, gestural improvisation, and handwriting. Inspirational sources include optics, physics, music and meditation. The ensemble of works on view grasp the pervasive hum of interference radiation to capture and re-present it as analysis visually and poetically.
Pratt Manhattan gallery
"Nectar: War upon the Bees," a group exhibition curated by Berta Sichel, includes artists Suzanne Anker, Luis Fernando Ramierz Celis, Juan del Junco, Kelly Heaton, Marine Hugonnier, Ellie Irons & Anne Percoco, Lucia Madriz, Beth Moyses, and Carlos Schwartz.
Open now through February 11th.
"Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents "Nectar: War Upon the Bees," a visual essay centered on the way that disregard for bees and the 'faster, bigger, cheaper' approach to modern food production is leading to severe consequences for human survival. Through various artistic mediums, the work of nine artists speaks to the way that bees are representative of today’s growing environmental threats and creates a rich compilation of imagery that evokes an important and socially engaged mission."
New York Hall of Science
"Science Inspires Art: FOOD," ASCI's 18th annual international juried exhibition featuring artists & scientists Stefani Allegretti, Andrea Baatz, Pat Badani, Myka Baum, Bereza & Fearnside, Debra Bianculli, Mary Ann Biehl, Don Cooper, Galina Dargery, Carol Devine, Shoshanah Dubiner, Lyubava Fartushenko, Gints Gabrans, Hadley & Reynolds, Mary Johnson, Ken Knowlton, Juni Kusumanto, Chantal Lefebvre, Maria Michails, Debra Olin, Mariona Otero, Michele Parliament, Pamela Parker, Perea & Storm, Ari Richter, Kazuma Sambe, Danling Xiao, and Timur York.
Jurors: Martha Crouch (developmental plant biologist) and Clive Adams (Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World)
This is an online and in-person exhibit. Visit the in-person exhibit at New York Hall of Science now through February 26th.
Press release statement: "As the negative effects of climate change challenge the sustainability and wisdom of our current agriculture and meat production systems, FOOD has become the focus of an urgent global debate on how to feed our planet's projected 9-billion people (by 2050) without increasing our greenhouse gas footprint. Since FOOD is on the frontlines of our future sustainability, this exhibition reveals an intriguing variety of visual perspectives representing the face of this new complexity. We imagine you may recognize some of the artistic reactions to the science of food security and safety, nutrition, food health disorders or obsessions, edible front yards, eating insects or speculative new hybrids, however, others are thought provokingly out-of-this world."
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