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STEAM Series: Intersection of Mathematics and Art

September 9 – November 1, 2019STEAM Series: Math and Art

Princeton Junction, NJ (August 22) – The West Windsor Arts Council, an award-winning community arts-focused organization, announced today that its much-anticipated exhibition on the intersection of mathematics and art will run from September 9 through November 1, 2019 and feature17 artists from across the United States. The exhibition was juried by Lucas Kelly, professor of Visual Arts at Mercer County Community College, and examines how artists incorporate mathematical concepts into their work, both as subjects and underlying compositional structures. The exhibit includes painting, sculpture, prints, woodcut and digital media.

An opening reception with the artists will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm. Artists will be on hand at the opening to discuss their work. Please visit www.westwindsorarts.org for more information.

Juror Lucas Kelly’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and throughout Europe. His work has been the subject of multiple solo and group exhibitions, most notably in the survey of abstract painting “The Painted World” at PS1 MoMA. In 2019 Kelly was named as the inaugural artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. A full professor in Visual Arts at Mercer County Community College, Kelly holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is a member of the Tiger Strikes Asteroid network of artists, and his studio is in Philadelphia.

Mathematics and art have long been intertwined and enjoy a strong creative relationship. Artists use mathematics as a defined structure in which to operate or a spring board from which to leap and play creatively. As technology and mathematics continue to advance exponentially, the relationship between mathematics and art shows no sign of slowing down.

Highlights of the West Windsor Arts Council show include: Sarah Hulsey’s woodcuts “Postposition/Preposition” which uses historical models of crystalline structures to visually explore notions of symmetry and variation in pairs of languages and “In the Words of Frisius” a print representing English etymology in the geometrical form of a surveying map by the Dutch mathematician Gemma Frisius; Nick LeJeune’s “Video Conversion” which explores how sound is interpreted and converted into visual information, and Sam Scoggins’ “View Of The Uncanny Valley No. 1” which uses artificial intelligence to produce stunning landscape photographs.

The list of artists featured in the show include: Lesley Bodzy (NY, New York); Ward Dill (Chatham, NJ); Carlo Fiorentini (Princeton, NJ); Beverly Fredericks (Cranbury, NJ), Janice Gossman (Garwood, NJ); Ilya Gusinski (Greenwich, CT); Christopher Hanusa (Flushing, NY); Tyler Hobbs (Austin, TX); Sarah Hulsey (Sommerville, MA); Lenora Kandiner (Princeton Junction, NJ); Nick LeJeune (Fort Plain, NY); Jyoti Menon (Lawrenceville, NJ); Davide Prete (Washington D.C.); Stephen Schiff (Aldie, VA), Sam Scoggins (Hurley, NY); Rebecca Swan (Hamilton, NJ), and Andrew Werth (Princeton Junction, NJ).

image: Variable Voronoi by Hanusa Christopher