Probability & Uncertainty

January 13th – June 17th, 2018

Kirsten Thoen, Ice Fractal #1, 2014, ed. 3, digital C-prints on Dur-A-Flex and Plexiglas, 25 x 21 x 21 inches

Curated by Julie Lohnes

This exhibition will feature over thirty historic, scientific instruments from the Union College Permanent Collection, juxtaposed with six contemporary female artists working with scientific themes. By presenting connections between historic fields of inquiry and the themes used by the contemporary artists, this exhibition seeks to emphasize shared impulses found in the humanities and sciences, then and now. These connections and fields are intertwined metaphorically, and tangibly, within these beautiful objects.

Contemporary Artists: Aimée Burg, Nettrice Gaskins, Jessie Henson, Carter Hodgkin, Kirsten Kay Thoen, and Audrey Wilson

Co-sponsorship is generously provided by the following departments: Geology; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy; Visual Arts; and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Funding for the research trip to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, as well as the maker workshop event, was provided by a Mellon Foundation grant, as part of the “Our Shared Humanities” college-wide initiative.


Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

5:00 – 6:30 PM

At the Nott Memorial

Olivier Model Demo Day

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

12:55 – 1:45 PM

Nott Memorial

Artist Talk & Reception: Nettrice Gaskins

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Nott Memorial

Maker Workshop: Contemporary Art Intersections with Nettrice Gaskins

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

12:55 – 1:45 PM

Feigenbaum Center for the Visual Arts, Room 101

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