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Art of Science and Technology Program
Opens New Exhibit with Reception
The AAAS Art of Science and Technology Program will open its latest exhibit, curated by Shirley L. Koller, on 12 August with a reception for the artists whose work is featured.
Amy Marx's large-scale oil paintings of storms and extreme weather conditions and Antonia M. Macedo's photographs of man-made structures are on exhibit in the first floor gallery of the AAAS building at 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Marx's paintings are more than depictions of meteorological events; they remind us of nature's overpowering and awesome power to dwarf humanity with its force. "Large sweeping images of violent storms invoke forces on the order of Kali," she says. "They are externalized versions of internal states of consciousness. Often these forces are very destructive, but they are also transformational."
Macedo's work is equally evocative. In her photographs of mundane structures, unaltered by computer manipulation, the subject is translated into ambiguous abstractions layered with colors both unexpected and fitting.
The Art of Science and Technology Program was established in 1985 to present science-related art of all kinds. Its goal is to display work that reflects the centuries-old interaction of art and science. Exhibitions span the range of scientific inquiry.
Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Exhibit continues through 24 October. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Virginia Stern at 202-326-6672.
5 August 2003