Posted: October 20, 2015

"The Art of Science and the Science of Art" Opening at Worcester State College

Worcester MA  — This Thursday, October 22nd, an opening reception will be held for The Art of Science and Science of Art, on view at Worcester State College’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery from October 22nd to December 3rd, 2015The reception will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, and is free and open to the public.  The exhibition features three new works by Meg Brown Payson, as well as works Lisa Barthelson, Kristi Beisecker, Doug Bosch, Will Clem, Carrie Crane, Kay Hartung, Sofie Elana, Yuta Kanai, John Mahoney, Michael Mangaudis, Ted Ollier, Stacey Parker, Stephan Petegorsky, Susan Richards, Susan Swinand, Ben Watkins, and Richard Whitten. The show was juried by Nick Capasso.

About the Exhibit:

Until recently, art and science were not such distinct disciplines. Before the 20th century, collectors displayed their scientific treasures alongside their paintings. In cabinets of “curiosities,” collectors displayed specimens from the natural world alongside prints, drawings, and paintings. All of these treasures were deemed marvels of the material world, equally important for their aesthetic qualities and expressive of the mystery and hidden order of the world. In the 20th century, art and science diverged dramatically. Artists and scientists were regarded as having different perspectives and goals. Now we see a re-convergence; we appreciate the creative thinking in scientific discoveries, and artists seek out the images in macro and micro scale produced from our scientific and tech-dominated age.

About the Juror:
Nick Capasso is the director of the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA. He attended Clark University as an undergraduate and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He was former deputy director of curatorial affairs at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, and has a distinguished record of curating numerous contemporary art exhibitions.

The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center on the WSU Campus, at 486 Chandler Street in Worcester MA. For further information about the exhibit please contact Catherine Wilcox-Titus at (508) 929-8826, or cwilcoxtitus@worcester.edu.

Gallery hours are Tuesday thru Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm, Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00pm