Picturing Science: Metro

01/12/2010
Under the Microscope: Science Collides with Art in New Exhibition. The worlds of art and science collide in a new exhibition opening this weekend

Darwin, disease, dissection and evolution are themes at the Picturing Science art show and the artists are using tools such as mould growth, microscopes and ink to create the works

Curator Mark De Novellis said despite appearing to be polar opposites, art and science had plenty in common.

‘Although science is seemingly the logical, rational, ordered antithesis of artistic creativity, artists and scientists still share a common drive to innovate, explore, dissect and reveal,’ he added. ‘They have a unified love and awe for the world around and within them.’

Mixing it up: This piece by Pery Burge captures the movement of ink in water
.Darwin, disease, dissection and evolution are themes at the Picturing Science art show and the artists are using tools such as mould growth, microscopes and ink to create the works.

Curator Mark De Novellis said despite appearing to be polar opposites, art and science had plenty in common.

‘Although science is seemingly the logical, rational, ordered antithesis of artistic creativity, artists and scientists still share a common drive to innovate, explore, dissect and reveal,’ he added. ‘They have a unified love and awe for the world around and within them.’

Judges whittled down the exhibition at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond, south-west London, to just 26 works after 650 pieces were submitted by more than 130 artists.
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