from Modular Systems (2012) by Laura Splan, on display at SciArt Center
As art inspired by science gains in popularity, new spaces are springing up to showcase it. Europe had a head start, with London’s GV Art and Dublin’s Science Gallery, but now the US is catching up, with the opening of the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, Texas, last year and SciArt Center in New York City this week.
For its inaugural exhibition, opening on Friday, June 20, SciArt Center has chosen the theme “What Lies Beneath,” as interpreted by artists Daniel Hill, Steve Miller, Jonathon Wells, Laura Splan, Jim Toia, and Jonathan Feldschuh. The exhibition runs through July 5 at the new gallery space on the Lower East Side.
Art.Science.Gallery currently has a group show called “Year of the Salamander” on display through June 21, featuring salamander-inspired artwork by a number of artists including Ele Willoughby, featured here before. Upcoming events include the Tesla Project on July 5, a day-long celebration of everyone’s favorite eccentric genius.
In Washington, DC, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) plays host to “Gedankenexperiment”, a show by 24 members of the Washington Sculptors Group. The work in the show, which runs from June 16 through August 22, is inspired by scientific and mathematical theories, hypotheses, and principles from Archimedes, I Ching, geology, geometry, architecture, and others. An opening reception and artist talk will be held on Friday, June 20, from 6-9 pm.