This past summer I spent seven weeks at the Chautauqua School of Art, in the historic community known as the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Upon arrival, I was immersed in a completely unfamiliar environment surrounded by unfamiliar faces. It was unsettling yet inspiring, so without much hesitation I threw myself into my work.
The curriculum for the study of mathematics – in particular the study of descriptive geometry – has changed drastically over the last century with the implementation of computer technology. What was once painstakingly illustrated with pencil and paper can now be generated instantaneously with the click of a mouse.
This exhibition of drawings by Vasyl Hereha explores contradictions in the natural world. In some cases animals are subjected to unnatural habitats and conditions due to the inventions of man – oil spills, melting glaciers, inbreeding, just to name a few. Hereha’s work looks critically at man’s impact on the environment, raising the question: what do we consider natural?
Nano Grande is an exhibition of digital prints by Union College students using scanning electron microscopy. Collaboration among students was created by merging courses from across disciplines – Photography II, offered by the Visual Art Department, and Frontiers of Nanotechnology at Union College, offered through the collaboration of the Biology, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering Departments.
Abstract art often relies on geometry to create complex emotional experiences. In order to capture music visually, these photographs rely on geometric perspectives to suggest the presence of an audience. Each photograph conveys the intimate performer-listener relationship through geometric abstractions of subject and atmosphere.