The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) announces the opening of a new exhibit, Spectrum Dynamic, on February 20.
Indiana University’s Caleb Weintraub, Associate Professor, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design, and Dr. Dan Kennedy, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Science, collaborated with staff and students at CIP Bloomington, Indiana, to complete a series of artworks entitled Spectrum Dynamic. CIP is an agency that assists young people on the Autism Spectrum. An initial body of work was part of (Re)imagining Science, an exhibition at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University which featured collaborative projects by teams of researchers in the arts and sciences.
“The goal of science is to find answers and to solve,” Weintraub. “The goal of art may be to ask questions and to stimulate. When these efforts are combined with an interest in people and our interactions with our world, the result is something altogether different…it yields a space for the reframing of conversations, the acknowledgment of difference, and the exercising of respect for the variety of human experience.”
Spectrum Dynamic comprises a series of dye-sublimation prints and an accompanying video that presents visual interpretations of motor stereotypies, sometimes termed stimming.
The community is invited to visit the IMAS exhibits Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $1 (ages 4 & up). Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. are reserved for visitors with sensory sensitivities. For most up-to-date information or advance tickets, visit theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800.
Image credit: Passage, Chromatic Dye Sublimation on Aluminum, 42” x 36”