Too Cool For School Art & Science Exhibition

Too Cool For School Art & Science Exhibition: A Fresh Ground new works Project
November 13, 2010 – January 2, 2011Opening Friday, November 12, 6-10 pm

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto


Libby Hague, Doug Jarvis, Gareth Lichty, Abigale Miller, Elissa Ross & Patrick Ingram, and Allison Rowe

curated by Patrick Macaulay + Sally McKay

An exhibition of installations that engage visitors in unique explorations into the intersections of art and science.

Contemporary art and science are both disciplines that sometimes seem unapproachable from the outside. And yet there is a little bit of art and science woven into many aspects of daily life. This playful, interdisciplinary show attempts to break down these boundaries and spark new forms of dialogue for the exhibitors and gallery visitors alike.

The practice of art and the practice of science have many things in common —careful observation, knowledge-sharing, and the processes of perception and understanding are common themes throughout this exhibition. The particpants  come from diverse backgrounds — art, science and mathematics. They engage in hybrid combinations of open-minded exploration,  a sense of play and rigorous design. Like scientific experiment, art offers a material process through which to learn about the world. Each of these participants has created a unique experiment. The results may be more qualitative than quantitative, but every project has its own specific method. The interpretation of these art & science findings is up to the viewer.

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