Art Events this Week 11/11

Art: Artist in the Lab: The Tempestry Project at the PMA, Wednesday at 6:00 pmThey are making weavings using climate data. Lecture by Irena Haiduk: Studio Feelings at the ICA, Thursday at 6:30 pm Film: Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space in Meyerson B3, (next) Monday at 12:00 pm Leto screening in Annenberg 110, Tuesday at 5:00 pm Kubo and the Two Strings at…

The Tempestry Project

I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a workshop with the Tempestry Project. The artists had assigned different colors of threads to different ranges of temperature, then they weave the threads together according to the temperature for a certain period of time. The first ever tempestry was created in 2016, but the artists Emily…

Information is Beautiful

Information is a website by David McCandless dedicated to distilling information into useful graphic images. The website features various data-driven visualizations based on everything from environmental impact statistics to cocktail ingredient breakdowns. Additionally, they have resources available to learn more about data visualization and make all of their datasets available to the public, making the…

Jana Brike’s striking art

Jana Brike’s art bridges on the topics of innocence, growth, and self-discovery through her beautiful paintings that handles colors in such a delicate way that should be appreciated. Her work resembles a sort of contemporary impressionism with the way she handles colors and her brush strokes.

EXPO Roof, Hannover

During my statics class, my professor showed us a structure that was made completely out of wood. This structure was an engineering feat because of how large it is and its construction method. It was build for the EXPO 2000 event held in Hannover, Germany. For the most part, during that time any building that…

From Origami to Crystals

This weekend I was looking through the posted chapter on origami for project 3. I quickly noticed that the vocabulary in the origami book is the same as what I am learning about in my engineering class on crystallography. This connection makes me very happy as I believe science and art often overlap more than…

Pimple Popping Videos

As an option for my group’s Project 4: Public Art work, we considered (and ruled out) projecting endless streams of “strangly satisfying” ASMR videos that include content such as playing with slime, soap cutting, hot knife cutting, slow hydraulic smashing, and industrial shredding. I am personally a junkie for these videos, but the one subsection…

Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

Over the weekend, I took a bus up to New York and was able to make it out to the Vija Celmins retrospective at The Met Breuer. I was previously only familiar with her works depicting ocean waves, I was pleasantly surprised to see some of her other works, which contained depictions of war planes,…

Data on the paintings by Bob Ross

Data points in paintings are intriguing indicators of what the artist’s style and intentions are. Bob Ross, the famous TV persona who runs the show “The Joy of Painting” on PBS, certainly followed a pattern when sharing techniques with his audience. Of the 381 pieces he’d done on PBS, trees, clouds, lakes and other elements…