“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious—the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” -Albert Einstein
Soft Science explores the intimate relationship between science and art. Pursuing moments of invention and methods by which we understand the world, the artists participating in the exhibition re-imagine phenomena and systems of information, creating altered perceptions and landscapes. By constructing new models of understanding – using visual taxonomy, remembered maps, or the arrangement and re-arrangement of ideas and objects – these artists locate us in relation to the world we inhabit. Their interpretations challenge our awareness of our surroundings and our knowledge of the present.
Soft Science looks at a world that can be rationalized through intuition by envisioning alternate readings of information to create new models of understanding. Each artist’s personal relationship to their work is present in their projects. The following artists participating in this exhibition are Mary Stewart, Jill Parisi, Chuck Hemard, Barb Bondy, Nina Katchadourian, Hannah Burr, David Shannon Lier, and Ian Van Coller.