The Order of the Universe
Posted on September 20, 2013
Andi Sutton, Gardens of the Future: Conversation in Memorial
October 16–December 13, 2013
Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts
In recognition of Wheaton's new award-winning Mars Center for Science and Technology, The Order of the Universe is the second in a four-part series of exhibitions in the Beard and Weil Galleries that explore the connections between science and art. Each exhibition will showcase the work of artists who draw from science in their content, process, and/or methodologies.
Contrary to popular belief, scientists and artists share a common goal: to understand ourselves and the world in which we live. Science has provided us with systems, methodologies, and principles designed to give order to things, and many artists have adopted these same strategies to classify, analyze, and compare what we experience. These four artists either reference or utilize scientific classification to organize materials and ideas, while also commenting on the environment, human behavior, and technology.