INQUESTIGATION, Installation Shot. Photo courtesy of Patti Jordan
(LINCROFT, NJ) -- The Monmouth Museum presents INQUESTIGATION: Women at the Intersections of Art + Science from March 26 through June 4th. INQUESTIGATION is a national exhibition in collaboration with the National Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) and Monmouth Museum curated by Patti Jordan.
Beyond a quest to investigate unanswered scientific questions, an underlying objective of the exhibition is to create alternate perceptions and experiences of our realities through myriad aesthetic approaches. It thus represents a national curation of women artists intending to elicit a shared collective voice on this vast and probing theme; all selected sustain a creative practice that engages science on varying levels while evincing a common spirit of experimentation. In illuminating the artists’ divergent perspectives, INQUESTIGATION avows varied interpretations so as not to be bound by any predominant method or field of interest; rather, it offers polymorphic readings on the subject. Inquiries range from evolutionary science, new ecologies, biology, and the cellular, to identity and memory, macrocosms and microcosms, deep space, and the cosmos. Deriving from an authentic place that is frequently rooted in palpable, materials-based inquests into subject matter, a well-founded and innate interconnectedness exists between these works.
We interpret science as a form of study that applies structures of knowledge to gain a greater understanding of our world and its existing phenomena. Unlike pure science, however, the amalgamation of art and science often functions to investigate knowledge systems through more tactile and intuitive processes to extract meaning. Not unlike scientists, artists are innate thinkers, researchers, creators, and observers who look to apply open or finite systems of exploration to research, test, document, and present their artistic findings.
The Monmouth Museum is located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, New Jersey.