Islip Exhibition Explores How Science Influences Art
From “Compendium,” “Screened for Malaria” (2015) by Elaine Whittaker.CreditElaine Whittaker
Julia Buntaine, an artist fascinated with the intricacies of the brain, creates work that shows the beauty of data culled from neuroscience. Beverly Fishman critiques our love affair with pharmaceuticals via some seductive-looking artistic interpretations of drugs. And Mark Nystrom demonstrates how wind actually looks — its forces captured on paper with the help of computer software.
Though their specific interests differ, all three artists draw inspiration, and sometimes methodology, from the world of science. And all are represented in “Compendium,” an exhibition about science-influenced art — or SciArt — on view through Dec. 27 at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip.