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Art and Science: Creative Solutions, cont.

Artists and scientists respond not only to change, they are crucial to making it happen. Questions that incite change, whether they are formed in the studio or laboratory, take an active imagination and the willingness to follow the queries into unknown territories. As Daniel Kelm wrote, “To imagine something is to create a world, to open to new potential, to set the stage for a leap of faith.” The search may lead to an answer or conjure up a new set of questions. The artists in this exhibition examine issues and problems through their imaginations, research and art making. The results of their work are the perfect blend of art and science: creative solutions.

1Medawar, Sir. Peter B., Advice to a Young Scientist (Harper and Row, New York, 1979)
2Kelm, Daniel E., “Prolegomena to any Future Discussion of My Bookwork,” (Abracadabra, Journal of the Alliance for Contemporary Book Arts, Los Angeles, CA. Spring 1995)
3Goldes, David. From an interview by Karen Wirth, November 12, 1995

First published as an exhibition catalog for Art and Science: Creative Solutions, curated by Karen Wirth for the College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1996