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LASER Talks: A Cross-Pollination of Art & Science

Join 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.
Date & Time
  • November 17, 2017
  • 6:30PM - 9:30AM
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