Science and ArtGAMBIER, Ohio (October 17, 2011)
Sculptor Nathalie Miebach will bring insight into the inaugural exhibition at the Graham Gund Gallery on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Miebach, who blends contemporary art and music with the scientific analysis of weather patterns, will discuss her work at the Community Foundation Theater in the gallery. Her talk is called "Weather Patterns." The Boston-based artist is represented in the inaugural exhibition, Seeing/Knowing, which opens on October 29 and continues through March 4.
Miebach's woven sculptures give weather data a physical presence. "Science, to me, is a wonderful lens through which to probe deeper into those observations of the natural world," she said.
"Recorded data, both my own and that which I gather from weather stations, satellites, offshore buoys and the Internet provide additional windows into an invisible structure or system that builds the scaffolding of what I'm looking at," Mielbach said. "If nothing else, science is a useful lens through which to gawk at beauty within the company of doubt and reason."
Robert Colby, curator of academic and interpretive programs at the Gund Gallery, said Miebach "represents very well the interdisciplinary nature of much of the art in Seeing/Knowing, the research methodologies that underpin artistic practices today, and the emphasis on data as a key component of contemporary art making."
Three sculptures by Miebach will be part of Seeing/Knowing, including Boston Tides, Temporal Warmth, and Navigating Into A New Night. Miebach's work also links to a companion exhibition at the gallery, Notations: Envisioning New Sound that opens on October 29 and continues through December 4.