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Art Exhibits

[Re]Imagining Science Closing Reception

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 | 9:00 PM-11:30 PM

Six teams of researchers based at Indiana University Bloomington have reimagined science, and the results are on display in a new exhibit at the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). [RE]Imagining Science opens on February 8, 2018 and runs through March 24, 2018. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30 at the gallery, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia.

[RE]Imagining Science showcases researchers’ work in the fields of visual and sound arts, design, sciences and social sciences. The exhibit features large-scale sculptural objects, photographs, installations, video works, interactive environments, microscopy images, and sound works. The artwork illustrates various scientific principles, building new ways to understand science, and potentially creating new science as an outcome.

[RE]Imagining Science was first exhibited at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at the School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University Bloomington in October 2016. Six of the original 12 projects will be on display at EKG.

The artwork on display draws inspiration from a range of images, ideas and theories. Some researchers have used mathematical models, microscopy images, and protein structures to illustrate ideas found in science. Others use artmaking to clarify ways that science can inform the visual. In some of the projects, technology is used to visualize and develop new systems for imaging scientific ideas, while others rely on cells and photo-synthesis to create images, often using low-tech and handmade techniques.

This exhibition features artwork made from collaborations by: Katy Borner and Carrie Longley; Martha MacLeish, Malcolm Mobutu Smith and Matthias Weber; Jianme Wu, Suzanne Ressl and Kyle Overton; Betsy Stirratt and Alex Straiker; Margaret Dolinsky and Roger Hangarter; and Dan Kennedy and Caleb Weintraub. [RE]Imagining Science is curated by Betsy Stirratt, Director and Curator of Grunwald Gallery of Art in Bloomington.

This exhibition is sponsored by Indiana University's New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. Further assistance comes from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies, with additional support from the School of Art, Architecture and Design at Indiana University.