Houston multimedia exhibit features past, current Vizzers

See info about the exhibit’s curators and artists at the Fresh Arts site

Art informed or inspired by science and created by current students and recent graduates from Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization will be showcased in “Supernova,” an exhibit scheduled March 27 – May 9 at Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter St., Studio B11 in Houston.

Curated by Krista Steinke and Sherman Finch, members of Texas A&M’s visualization faculty, the exhibit will include performance, video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.

An exhibit reception open to the public is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 27.

“The work will present a dialogue between the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of science and the transcendent power of art, proposing a unique relationship that introduces new understanding and meaning,” said Steinke.

“Supernova” will include photographs by Cassie Hanks ‘11 of distant worlds’ hypothetical landscapes, created by Hanks based on scientific data gathered from rovers, satellites and telescopes, and abstract representations by Gretchen Freitag that aim to visualize the physical thought process of memory.

It will also include a time-based sketch by Justin Sheehy based on the complexity and perceived randomness of mathematical chaos and a live performance by Morgan Jenks ‘14, exploring the relationship between digital data and a musical score at the exhibit opening and much more.

The exhibit is part of the department’s advocacy of the STEM to STEAM movement — adding art and design components, the "A," to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning.

posted February 25, 2015