Artists are a lot like scientists: They observe and collect, question and describe, experiment and record. They interpret what they’ve gathered, creating solutions to problems or theories that pose more questions — in physical, visual form.
This concept was the impetus for the current exhibition Form from Form: Art from Discovery at the University of Cincinnati’s Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery. The eight-artist show is fabulous and thought-provoking.
The show is part of UC’s larger celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, which revolutionized the way the world sees nature and, in turn, humankind itself. The show’s curator, Mary Heider, writes in her description of the exhibition, “As Darwin studied variations in natural forms, so do artists strive to explore change … that provides alternative perspectives on forms, including those in nature.”
Form from Form opens Friday from 5–8 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati’s Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery, in the Steger Student Life Center on the Clifton campus. The show runs through November 23. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Get details and read Tamera's review here.