|The goals of the exhibition are to show creative work that explores the intersection between art and science; to foster communication between the arts and sciences; and to spark new ways of viewing the world and ourselves. creative work that transcends pure scientific illustration to explore the conceptual realm where art and science both reside is strongly encouraged.
Juror's Talks: Friday, Feb. 12
5:15-6 PM, Sharon Bladholm
Sharon Bladholm, one of the exhibit's jurors, leads an illustrated talk about her work as an artist with various scientific expeditions, including her current projects.
6-6:45 PM, Shih-Wen Young
Shih-Wen Young will talk about the selection of work for the current consilience show. Young is a physicist and artist who with Sharon Bladholm, juried the Consilience exhibit.
|Hedi B. Desuyo
Location: Benicia, California, United States
Web site: www.hedidesuyo.com
Statement: The Yuba: What Remains. I have always been fascinated by photography's multifaceted relationship to time.The sheer possibility of capturing in a fraction of a second, a fleeting event, that will never repeat itself again, seems magical to me. Most of my images are of places or objects that evidence the passage of time - the weather-worn wall, a frayed hem, a handrail burnished by the palms that past over it. The chance to photograph the Yuba before demolishment seemed like a perfect fit. Located at the Carquinez Strait in Benicia, the 150+year old manufacturing complex was shot down in 1972. Artists started to move in and for almost 20 years it was a vibrant, productive community. New owners evicted everyone fenced the property in and locked it up for 9 years, until the city granted permission to demolish. In the 2 weeks I was given before the bulldozers came, I was able to make almost 600 negatives both color and black and white. It was a photographic feast of high cathedral-like ceilings, graphic shapes of hundreds of broken windows and shafts of beautiful light. The place whispered stories to my imagination that touched and compelled me to make images that will help me remember the past, in the future.
IrisDimensions: 19" x 16"
Material: Toned, handtinted gelatine silver print