WWAC Exhibition On Math and Art
“POSTPOSITION/PREPOSITION”: Sarah Hulsey’s woodcuts are featured in an exhibition on the intersection of mathematics and art, on view at the West Windsor Arts Center September 9 through November 1. An opening reception is Sunday, September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) will present an exhibition on the intersection of mathematics and art at the West Windsor Arts Center September 9 through November 1, featuring 17 artists from across the United States. Juried by Lucas Kelly, professor of visual arts at Mercer County Community College, the exhibit examines how artists incorporate mathematical concepts into their work, both as subjects and underlying compositional structures. It includes painting, sculpture, prints, woodcut, and digital media.
An opening reception with the artists will be held Sunday, September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m., with artists be on hand to discuss their work.
Kelly’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and throughout Europe. His work has been the subject of multiple solo and group exhibitions, most notably in the survey of abstract painting The Painted World at PS1 MoMA. In 2019 Kelly was named as the inaugural artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. A full professor in visual arts at Mercer County Community College, Kelly holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is a member of the Tiger Strikes Asteroid network of artists, and his studio is in Philadelphia.
Mathematics and art have long been intertwined and enjoy a strong creative relationship. Artists use mathematics as a defined structure in which to operate, or a springboard from which to leap and play creatively. As technology and mathematics continue to advance exponentially, the relationship between mathematics and art shows no sign of slowing down.
Highlights of the West Windsor Arts Council show include Sarah Hulsey’s woodcuts Postposition/Preposition, which use historical models of crystalline structures to visually explore notions of symmetry and variation in pairs of languages; In the Words of Frisius, a print representing English etymology in the geometrical form of a surveying map by the Dutch mathematician Gemma Frisius; Nick LeJeune’s Video Conversion, which explores how sound is interpreted and converted into visual information; and Sam Scoggins’ View Of The Uncanny Valley No. 1 which uses artificial intelligence to produce stunning landscape photographs.
The artists featured in the show include: Lesley Bodzy (NYC), Ward Dill (Chatham), Carlo Fiorentini (Princeton), Beverly Fredericks (Cranbury), Janice Gossman (Garwood), Ilya Gusinski (Greenwich, Conn.), Christopher Hanusa (Flushing, N.Y.), Tyler Hobbs (Austin, Texas), Sarah Hulsey (Sommerville, Mass.), Lenora Kandiner (Princeton Junction), Nick LeJeune (Fort Plain, N.Y.), Jyoti Menon (Lawrenceville), Davide Prete (Washington D.C.), Stephen Schiff (Aldie, Va.), Sam Scoggins (Hurley, N.Y.), Rebecca Swan (Hamilton), and Andrew Werth (Princeton Junction).
The West Windsor Arts Council and West Windsor Arts Center are located at 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. For more information, call (609) 716-1931 or write visit www.westwindsorarts.org.