February 20, 2014
In the space between art and science exists the artistic explorations of Monica and Tyler Aiello, the husband and wife team who translate the macro and micro of the Universe into form. Monica consults with noted scientists involved with NASA’s planetary missions to construct her astro-geologically inspired work. After extensive research, she creates her lush, glassy pieces by meticulously layering acrylic, varnish, ink and fiber – like strata to interpret the geomorphology of the planets and moons within our Solar System. Tyler’s elegant sculptures draw from the micromorphology within the organic world of biology, botany and chemistry using mathematics. He unites sensual, biomorphic forms using industrial materials such as wood, steel and light. The Aiellos will present a public side lecture in conjunction with the gallery exhibition Inner & Outer Space.
Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artist Program and the Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities