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Now showing at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2013 . 08 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Through the end of September, the American Association for the Advancement of Science in DC has gathered work from artists across the United States to examine how art enhances our understanding of the policy dimensions of science. The Art of Science Policy: 40 years of Science Impacting Policy celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships and includes art by Mia Bromwell, Aliza Waxman, Nancer Lemoins, Ellyn Weiss, Tara Cronin, Michael Glenwood, Danny Bowman, Lisa Hiatt, Kyle Warren, Christopher Locke, Pop-Atomic Studios, Ron Miller, Ryan Murphy, Al Teich, Ellen Weinstein, Samantha Dempsey, Ben Grasso, and me!

Though I look forward to meeting all the art in the show in person, I did take a peek at some of the artists’ portfolios online, and these are some of my favorites.



Ellen Weinstein's Illustrated Story

Ellen Weinstsein’s Illustrated Story

Ellen Weinstein’s work is weird and wacky but also sort of flat and empty in the best way possible. It’s strange and relaxing all at once.



Samantha Dempsey's Dengue

Samantha Dempsey’s Dengue

Samantha Dempsey’s pieces makes me want to create in three dimensions. I imagine her studio to be a delightful place where all her tiny worlds collide and converse.



Ben Grasso's Construction Proposal 9

Ben Grasso’s Construction Proposal # 9

And Ben Grasso’s paintings have a mathematical psychedelic feel that strikes me as both hopeful and deeply sad. This is one of those occasions where I’m craving a statement as a window into the artist’s motives, and the artist is withholding. If he’s at the reception, I’ll certainly have one or two questions for him.

And speaking of the reception on 20 September, I’ll be there and I’ll be talking about my work, Pecha Kucha style, along with some of the other artists and some of the scientists who are part of the fellowship program.

Reception: 20 September, 6 to 8 PM
Open: through 27 September
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM

AAAS
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005


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