Math, Art Intersect in Peninsula School Of Art Exhibit

Peninsula School of Art is presenting Art by Number, Oct. 9 – Nov. 27, to feature the works of eight regionally and nationally recognized artists who explore the intersection of math and art through artwork that results from, or is inspired by, mathematics.

Artist Dick Termes is an expert in six-point perspective, which allows him to show a space in its entirety: front, back, left, right, top and bottom. Henry Segerman transfers a pattern from a sphere to a flat surface using stereographic projection. And Gabriele Meyer works with hyperbolic surfaces, which curve in two directions from every point. She will give a talk during the opening reception Oct. 8, 5 pm.

Gabriele E. Meyer, Red, Flaring Algae, 2014. Yarn and shaped line, 95 x 17 x 17 inches.

A 2014 study showed that for mathematicians, looking at an elegant equation activates the same area of the brain that’s activated when others see a beautiful painting. This study offered scientific proof of the connections among art, beauty and mathematics, but they have long been evident.

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