Now in the Gallery
STEAM: Math and Art
September 9 – November 1
The West Windsor Arts Council is proud to present its much-anticipated exhibition on the intersection of mathematics and art. The exhibition will run from September 9 through November 1, 2019 and feature 17 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.
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).
About Exhibitions at WWAC
The West Windsor Arts Center (WWAC) establishes a calendar of exhibits that draws on emerging and established local and regional artists and beyond that reflects the diverse cultural makeup of our community. The WWAC Exhibition Committee selects themes based on media, community interest, tie-ins to events and educational value.
The six exhibits we present each year focus on high artistic quality art that showcases diverse multicultural themes and genres. For each exhibit the committee selects a juror from notable regional art educators, professional artists and museum/gallery directors, who choose works consistent with their standards of excellence and our artistic selection criteria.
Criteria for selecting artwork to exhibit at WWAC:
- Competent use of media and artistic technical skill
- Artistic sensitivity and emotional impact
- Creative and innovative work to educate the public
- Wall appeal to attract the public
- Relevance to show theme (if applicable)