Title: Art: Color and Optics
Location: CENTRAL BOOKING
Description: Admission: $5
In conjunction with the exhibition Now You See itâ€¦ Color and the Mindâ€™s Eye, this panel discussion features participating artists Kirsten Hoving, Jo Yarrington and Adrienne Klein (moderator) who discuss the influence that color and the properties of optics have on their art making. They are joined by neuroscientist Dr. Edward Vessel, as he elucidates the science behind the brain and aesthetic experience and Dr. Cindie Kehlet, who brings her own perspective to the discussion as both a chemist and an artist.
Dr. Edward Vessel trained in neuroscience at USC and is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Center for Brain Imaging, New York University. His research interests include investigating the neural basis for aesthetic judgment and visual preferences as well as developing behavioral, psychophysiological, and imaging techniques for measuring preferences, aesthetic responses and information seeking.
Dr. Cindie Kehlet was awarded the 2006 Danish Young NMR Researcher Prize for her work in biological solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. Also a studio-trained fine artist, she explores the applications of NMR techniques to the science of art conservation. She is an Assistant Professor in the Math and Science department of Pratt Institute, where she teaches, among other courses, the chemistry of pigments and the nature of color.
Kirsten Hovingâ€™s research interests revolve around her teaching fields at Middlebury College: modern art and history of photography. She has published widely on surrealism, with a particular interest in the intersection between surrealist art and science, as seen in her recent book, Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars, published by Princeton University Press in 2009.
Jo Yarrington is a Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University. Her drawings, photographs, and architecturally-based installations have been shown internationally. Sites for exhibitions of her work in the U.S.A. include the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the DeCordova Museum and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Adrienne Klein (moderator) is co-Director of the Science & the Arts series at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is incoming Chair of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum, an affiliated society of the College Art Association. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the book Confronting Mortality with Art and Science (VUB Press, Brussels, Belgium).
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