Walsh Gallery presents ‘Strange Attractors’ art exhibit

Photo Courtesy of Linda Francis
Linda Francis’ ‘Threes,’ a chalk on paper drawing from 2003

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Walsh Gallery presents “Strange Attractors,” a group exhibition conceived as an extension of a symposium hosted at New York City’s CUE Art Foundation in November 2017. The exhibition is on view from Jan. 14 to March 8, with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange.

Organized by artist, writer and curator Taney Roniger, whose work has been closely associated with the “sci-art” movement, the symposium, also called “Strange Attractors,” examined interdisciplinary approaches to art-making with an emphasis on how visual art can generate insight into subjects studied by other fields.

Co-curated by Roniger and Gallery Director Jeanne Brasile, the exhibition aims to resume the dialogue in visual form by featuring work by many of the conference participants.

Participating artists are Suzanne Anker, Gianluca Bianchino, Catherine Chalmers, Linda Francis, Lorrie Fredette, Michael Hadley, Elaine Reynolds, Daniel Hill, Ed Kerns, Eve Andree Laramee, Matthew Ritchie, Roniger, Leonard Shapiro and Werner Sun.

“Strange Attractors” explores how the intersection of art and science have become increasingly connected due to the current upsurge in interdisciplinary thinking in the arts and academia. The objective of the exhibition seeks to consider ways in which an art-science alliance might contribute to the larger cultural discourse with an emphasis on how visual art can generate insight into subjects generally understood through other means.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an interdisciplinary panel discussion in March, moderated by Brasile and Roniger in conversation with several of the participating artists as well as invited scientist-guest speakers from Lafayette College, Cornell University and Seton Hall University.

Further information on “Strange Attractors” and the Walsh Gallery can be found at www.shu.edu/walshgallery.