MathThematic: a fine art exhibition
â€œBeing a language, mathematics may be used not only to inform but also, among other things, to seduce.â€ â€” Benoit Mandelbrot
MathThematic features artists of all media in an exhibition demonstrating mathematic evidence in art, whether the works are directly inspired by math (geometry, fractals, patterns, etc.) or if the mathematical principles emerge naturally and reveal themselves from our human predisposition towards order.
The exhibition will take place at the Esther Klein Gallery at Philadelphiaâ€™s University City Science Center, 3600 Market Street, October 7â€“November 20, and will be part of the annual city-wide DesignPhiladelphia festival (October 8â€“16). An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 5â€“7:30pm. Gallery hours are Mondayâ€“Saturday, 9amâ€“5pm.
This is the second exhibition curated by Gaby Heit at the Science Centerâ€™s Esther Klein Gallery investigating natural design. The first one was Cellular/Molecular for the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival.
(Image credit: Forest in the Trees by Bruce Pollock)