|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: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Statement: The current submission, entitled 'Shine a Light', is an acrylic painting on canvas inspired by the discovery by scientists at Stanford, UC Davis, and San Francisco of an innovative technology called Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) that advances the capacity to characterize human tumors over conventional immunohistochemistry methods. MIBI uses secondary ion mass spectrometry to image antibodies that have been labeled with pure elemental metals, enabling researchers to examine multiple proteins simultaneously. The painting depicts tagged human breast cancer cells evoking a stained glass effect. The pieces are shaped to suggest the petals of a rose, seemingly disparate fragments that together create a luminous whole.
Shine A LightDimensions: 12" x 12" x 1.5"
Material: Acrylic and Resin on Canvas