Apr 15 - May 12 2012
LUX: Art Installation

Exhibitions: Willard Straight Hall and Milstein Hall Gallery
Talks by artists and scientists: April 21, 2012, Milstein Hall Auditorium
Collaborative art installation of cross-disciplinary work by seven international contemporary artists investigating and changing light to give new meaning to ideas ranging from mapping the universe to drawing with dust particles.  The blending of visual arts, science and nature is revealed in a series of art installations.  Natalie Tyler, Risley Artist-in-Residence 2011-12, is an artist whose work uses biological structures as metaphors for the human condition.  
Her installation "Diapause" is an interactive piece of large scale cocoons that are lit from within, dimming and brightening in response to movement created by viewers.  Other artists presenting work: Oisin Byrne, installation artist, Ireland; Stines Diness, glass artist, Denmark; Ernesto Klar, new media artist, Venezuela; Beatrice Pediconi, photographer, Italy; Sharyn O'Mara, glass artist, Temple University, USA; Kazue Taguchi, installation and light artist, Japan.