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A Resolution of Arts and Sciences

Posted: 11/11/2011

The Schick Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences, an interdisciplinary exhibit featuring the work of 28 Skidmore students, faculty, and alumni. The exhibit was inspired by Skidmore art Professor John Cunningham, whose sculptural works double as force-multiplying 'machines' able to move heavy objects.

From the realm of art, the exhibit features works that look to science or technology for their inspiration, subject matter, or realization, such as drawings of cancer and heart disease as seen at the cellular level; photographs of a raisin bread used as metaphor for the expansion of the universe; an interactive machine showing how ink jet printers work; and ceramic pieces illustrating of the chemistry of glazes. From the realm of science, the exhibit features photographs, videos, paintings, and objects used to facilitate, document, or interpret scientific research. These include images of stalagmites taken in fluorescent light; three-dimensional forms used in neuroscience experiments on visual perception; and watercolor paintings of ancient Maya murals from an archeological site in Chiapas, Mexico.

To introduce the exhibition to the campus community, a series of well-attended lectures by exhibiting artists was held on campus during October. Speakers discussed and demonstrated the inspiration for their research and artistry.

The exhibition is on view at the Schick Art Gallery through Dec. 4. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free.