New at GRACE: ‘Continuum’ by Rebecca Kamen

'NeuroCantos' by Rebecca Kamen/Courtesy GRACE

A new installation combining art and science by artist Rebecca Kamen is on display at Greater Reston Arts Center. Continuum, which contains both sculptures and prints, uses art to show “common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what scientists see,” according to GRACE materials.

The GRACE exhibition includes two new sculpture and sound installations: Portal, inspired by gravitational wave physics and black holes, and NeuroCantos, exploring the relationship and poetics of inner and outer space.

Kamen is a local artist who serves as a professor emeritus of art at Northern Virginia Community College. Kamen continues to investigate how the arts and creativity can be used to enhance our understanding of science. This project was initiated in 2011 when she was nominated as a Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor. An outcome of Kamen’s research has included the development of an art component for George Mason University’s Aspiring Scientist Summer Internship Program (ASSIP), encouraging science interns to use the arts as a innovative way of interpreting their research.

There will be an artist’s reception at GRACE, 12011 Market St., Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Continuum will run until Feb. 3.

Learn more about Kamen and her scientific/artistic process in the video below.

Photo: ‘NeuroCantos’ by Rebecca Kamen/Courtesy GRACE

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