Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review and Upcoming Events

Connecting the Dots between
Science and Art at Spruill Gallery

Written By Lilly Lampe on April 4, 2012

Terri Dilling, Little Worlds 2, intaglio on paper.
Photo courtesy of Terri Dilling

In Connecting the Dots’s statement, Dilling compares the artist’s mission to that of the scientist in that both question the world around them, what it is made of, and how it works. She writes, “Chemistry has caused me to look at my art in a new way, seeing atoms and molecules in the work, reacting with each other and bonding to form more complex shapes and clusters.” The resulting work begins with her Little Worlds print series, which uses imagery from microscope slides of molecules. Black and white representations of molecules streaked with what seem like synapses and blood vessels are printed in exact circles and ovals, like a tissue sample on a slide or perhaps a porthole view into an interior world. The works are a somewhat literal translation of molecular forms into art and seem as sterile as slides in a lab, though perhaps that was Dilling’s intent.

Check out Lilly Lampe's entire review of Connecting the Dots on BURNAWAY

Join us at Spruill Gallery this Saturday, April 21
from 12 - 3 PM

"Connecting the Dots" at Spruill Gallery
Gallery Talk and Workshop

Please join us for any or all three parts, suitable for both adults and children.

• Mini-Reception from 12-1pm
Just Added! This is an informal reception with artists Terri Dilling and Leisa Rich, and time for viewing the exhibit.

• Gallery Talk at 1pm
Tour the exhibit with the artists, and learn more about the science behind it from David Lynn, Chair of Chemistry at Emory University.

• Hands-on Workshop
Following the talk, Terri Dilling and Leisa Rich will present a free workshop that is a combination of printmaking, painting and assembly to create your own interconnecting molecules. Fun and educational for ALL ages!

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