The New York Hall of Science Presents Art Envisions Science: Works on Paper
Queens, N.Y. – An A juried exhibition of 48 works by members of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) was recently installed at the New York Hall of Science. On view in the Walter LeCroy Gallery through July 13, Art Envisions Science: Works on Paper allows visitors to consider the universal treasures of art and science from different perspectives and how they interrelate.
“This selection, chosen from a vast submission of art by members of N.A.W.A., has been stimulated by the wonder of the scientific world,” said the exhibition’s curator Audrey Leeds. “These artists stretch boundaries by exploring the phenomenal and technical aspects of subjects including reflection, the human anatomy, camouflage and Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.”
The mixed-media works on paper include stunning watercolors, rich pigments, textures of acrylic and oil paints, dramatic charcoal, colored pencils, bamboo brushes and collage elements. By exploring the juxtaposition of nature and technology, viewers are employed to create the connection between science and art.
Founded in the understanding that technology will continue to change and enhance scientific discoveries, the artists utilized a vast range of artistic styles of the past century from Realism to Cubism, and Surrealism to Abstraction to foster a notion that science exists all around us – in landscapes, as well as in objects not visible to the naked eye.
Founded in 1889, N.A.W.A., a nonprofit organization is the oldest professional fine arts organization for women in the United States. In addition to promoting the work of professional female artists, this organization also helps to sponsor local and national art exhibitions, merit prizes, lectures and other special events.
Artists include Joyce Waddell Bailey, Deborah Beck, Cindy Billingsley, Suzanne Bloomfield, Carol Ann Bolt, Margaret C. Brown Sheila Capelletti, Miranda Cassel, Lauren Cazden, Harriet FeBland, Amy Fraser, Karen Hansen, Liisa Salosaari Jasinski, Erin S. Johnson, Cynthia Clarke Jones, Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, Dusanka Kralj, Jo-Anne Kirkman, Jean Linville, Gayle Madeira, Phyllis Tracey Malinow, harriet regina marion, M. G. Martin, Deon C. Matzen, Joyce Harris Mayer, Arillyn Moran-Lawrence, Sylvie Muller, Erika Nusser, Lisa Petker-Mintz, Susan Phillips, Olive Reich, Arline Reimann, Roslyn Rose, Muriel Sandler, Robin P. Schlacter, Neva Setlow, Merrilee Sett, Merrill Steiger, Selma Stern, Laurinda Stockwell, Elizabeth Tully, Elaine Warde, Judith Wilde, Jolene YellowRobe, Tobi Zausner,
Throughout the year, the Hall features a range of changing art gallery exhibitions that reveal how art, science and technology can be linked.