|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.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Web site: www.karengustafsonstudios.com
Statement: These intensely layered ink drawings engage the intersection of science and art to research, reveal, and inform. The Raw to Processed series considers food and its relationship to our health. Historically, plants and food were used to treat illnesses, as illustrated in ancient herbals. Much of the recent dialogue on food centers on eating processed foods and their role in developing disease in the human body. I examine the structure of food with the aid of a scanning electron microscope to explore the nature of what exactly our food has become.
Raw to Processed: GingerDimensions: 22" x 61"
Material: Ink on 300 lb. watercolor paper