Visualizations in Art and Science was curated by Margaret Lazzari, Vice Dean of Art at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design.
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In this show, Lazzari will used works by both artists and scientists to explore the overlap between the two fields. She borrowed the concept from Martin Kemp, who wrote numerous articles in the journal Nature, in which he showed that both artists and scientists use visualizations as a way to comprehend concepts beyond their knowledge.
Visualizations included sculpture, painting, digital media, artistic renderings of human organs, seismic readings, and other natural phenomena. The works clarify scientific understanding while imparting a sense of wonder to the viewer.
Art and science can be simply defined as human attempts to understand the visible and invisible aspects of their surroundings. Artists and scientists are on an ongoing quest for knowledge about the natural world. The artists and scientists participating in the show are: Gail Wight, Ann Page, Ken Goldberg, Sarah Perry, Andrew McMahon and Bob Kao, Kristen Chen, Rikki Alley, Candice Gawne, Margaret Lazzari, Jamie Sweetman, Jennifer Dekoeyer Crump, Fatemeh Burnes, Ruth Trotter and David Chapell.