Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
February 6 – April 15, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, February 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
with a curator’s talk by Andrea Grover at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery.
The most recent manifestation of artists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology demonstrates a distinctly autodidactic, heuristic approach to understanding the physical and natural world. Intimate Science features artists who are engaged in non-disciplinary inquiry; they aren’t allied to the customs of any single field, and therefore have license to reach beyond conventions. This kind of practice hinges on up-close observation, experiential learning, and inventing new ways for the public to participate in the process. And through their engagement with “intimate science,” a more knowledgeable public might well be able to influence what research is supported and adopted by the larger culture, and the walls of science can become more transparent.