Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany is excited to announce that studio co-founder Julie Rotblatt-Amrany will have a mixed media sculpture titled Neuron Interface featured in the 16th international Art & Science juried exhibition, organized by Art & Science Collaborations. The exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015. A public reception will be held Sunday, Oct.26, from 3-5 pm.
The show, titled “The Brain”, will feature a variety of artwork submitted by artists from all over the world focusing on the theme of the human brain. Separately, and often in collaboration with neuroscientists, artists are using abstract thinking, imagination, and visual perception to respond to new discoveries in brain science. Sometimes, they are spurred by neural maladies that have touched them personally, such as color blindness and dyslexia, or the more serious impacts of brain damage from injury, epilepsy, Alzheimers, autism, and schizophrenia, among others.
An introduction of the exhibition written by Cynthia Pannucci, Founder/Director of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. explains, “Artists have long reflected upon the nature of perception, memory, and emotion to create their work. But recent breakthroughs in understanding the brain, accompanied by its visualizations, are sparking the imaginations of artists around the world.”
Art & Science co-jurors selected just 27 artists and two neuroscientists of the 156 entrants from around the world. This juried exhibition is the result of Art & Science Collaborations’ international Open Call for stunning visual images documenting original art executed in any media that was inspired or informed by the various aspects of the brain, and new discoveries in neuroscience.
Art Juror, Stephen Nowlin, Artist and Director at Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California remarked on his experience judging in part which pieces would be featured in the show, stating, “The opportunity to glimpse diverse perceptions by a broad range of artists working in the emerging field of art-science was both enticing and rewarding.”
Many paintings and sculptures will be represented at the Art & Science exhibition by large photographs of the original pieces. Julie’s featured piece is a mixed media sculpture titled Neuron Interface, and is built of wood, wire, light, transparency, branches, and paint.
The piece represents the many forms in nature which repeat themselves, such as the structure of the neuron; its arms mimic branches on a tree. It expresses the interconnectedness of all things, which creates a web of understanding that nothing is separate.
Julie’s Artist Statement for her sculpture, Neuron Interface states, “Imagine that all of humanity understood that life and non-organic matter in this universe or ‘Multiverse’ is all part of the same organism/mind. There would be a true synergy of nature and human.”
Julie continues, “As neurons within our brains continually fire electrical impulses the potential of computer/neuron interface is unlimited. Scientists realize that this technology is already helping patients with differing disabilities, whether it is Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc. The ability for human thoughts to interface with computer chips via neurons in the brain has enormous potential.”
About Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership dedicated to raising public awareness of the intersections of art and science as a holistic way of viewing, learning about, and responding to our inner and outer worlds.
About Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
Julie Rotblatt Amrany is a multi-media artist and a graduate from the Art Institute of Boston, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Colorado. Julie co-founded Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany located in Highwood, IL with her husband Omri in 1992. The studio is also a school and international center for the full development of visual arts excellence. Her current work uses drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, multi-media and installation as forms of expression to explore space in all its dimensions and wonders.