Cross Pollination of Art and Science

Time and Again

Art and science often bump uglies when no one's looking. This Friday, Nov. 17, join artists and scientists alike at the Cross Pollination of Art and Science with Stephen Auger at Cloud 5 Project Space as he presents his collaborative work with chronobiologist Dr. Benjamin Smarr entitled “The Meaning of Light”—an investigation of the neuroscience of visual perception and its link to the circadian rhythm. Educator Carolyn Strauss also be presents “Slow Research: Seeking Intimacy with Reality” at this free discussion for adults 18 and up. The presentations begin at 6:30pm. (Joshua Lee)

Friday Nov 17, 2017

1805 Second Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
US

Phone: (505) 954-1274
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

18+

Contact:

Stephen Auger

Phone: 505-577-5282
Website: Click to Visit

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Artist Stephen Auger presents his collaborative work with chronobiologist Dr. Benjamin Smarr that addresses the fundamental relationships between aesthetic perception, sensory wellness and the dynamic movement of light.

PhotoJoin a globally renowned artist, a scientist and a curator for a discussion on the cross-pollination of art and science. Artist Stephen Auger of Santa Fe will present his collaborative work with chronobiologist Dr. Benjamin Smarr visiting from UC Berkeley. Their work addresses the fundamental relationships between aesthetic perception, sensory well-being and the dynamic movement of light over time. Curator, educator, and creative facilitator, Carolyn F. Strauss, visits Santa Fe from the Netherlands adding perspective from the fields of architecture, design, contemporary art, emerging technology, social and environmental activism.

 “His paintings are made using a variety of uncommon mediums, including refractive pigments and epoxies, optical glass, and highly polished chrome steel ball bearings in varying diameters. Auger affixes thousands of such chrome bearings and small, round beads of colored glass to his compositions and coats them with thin layers of clear refractive pigment; the glass and metal surfaces bend and refract light and bounce it back in different hues. The colors seen are not inherent to the paintings, as they are with typical oil-based pigments. They are an effect that occurs in the space between the painting and the viewer, making Auger’s work experiential. The available light in the room makes all the difference, and the quality of that light determines how his compositions are perceived.” - Michael Abatemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican (Pasatiempo)

 This first installment of LASER Santa Fe is sponsored by Biocultura. LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. This talk will live stream to 20 countries.