Art and Science Mergee at the New ‘Methodologies’ Exhibit

The “Methodologies: Combining Art and Science” Exhibit brought 11 artists and scientists together. Photo Credit / Lance Soodeen
The “Methodologies: Combining Art and Science” Exhibit brought 11 artists and scientists together. Photo Credit / Lance Soodeen
The “Methodologies: Combining Art and Science” Exhibit brought 11 artists and scientists together. Photo Credit / Lance Soodeen

The “Methodologies: Combining Art and Science” Exhibit brought 11 artists and scientists together.
Photo Credit / Lance Soodeen

Amy Lothian
Student Life Editor

Now through Oct. 1, visit the art exhibit “Methodolgies,” located in the Madelon Powers Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Building at East Stroudsburg University. “Methodologies: Combining Art and Science” is a collaborative effort between 11 artists and scientists including ESU’s own professor of art and design, Darlene Farris-Labar.

Farris-Labar is not only a renowned professor, she is also an internationally recognized artist and co-curator of the exhibit. Her specialties include the admiration and preservation of nature and three-dimensional art.

The works displayed in “Methodologies” are intended to show the interpretation of science as art.

“‘Methodologies’ is interesting because the art is based on actual research,” said Morgan Weissbach, ESU senior and design studio art major. “It shows how much work goes into both the disciplines of art and science even though they are often viewed as opposites. It puts imagery to data.”

“Methodologies” gives each artists’ visual interpretation of their respective interests. According to a Press Release from ESUInsdier, “Artists invited to the exhibit include: Karen Rich Beall of Lebanon Valley College who uses forms derived from small, often overlooked species from the natural world to create sculptures from a variety of media; Barb Bondy of Auburn University who examines the interaction between the functions of the human mind and the brain through drawing and photography.

Hugo Fortes of University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who develops installations, photos, videos, performance and multimedia works in which the concepts of landscape, the element water and the relations between nature and culture are the central themes; Yvonne Love of Penn State—Abington campus, who uses unusual materials to create spaces and forms that address experience and memory.

Jocelyn Kolb, assistant professor of art and design at ESU who uses current technologies and evolving materials to create forms that are inspired by nature; Jill Parisi of the State University of New York—New Paltz whose works celebrate the plant and animal kingdom’s wide palette and intricate patterns; and Michelle Samour of the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts at Tufts University, a multi-media artist whose works explore the intersections between science, technology and the natural world.”

Hours for the Gallery, open now through October 1, are Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Madelon Powers Art Gallery.

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alothian1@live.esu.edu

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