Science + Art

At the end of the summer, my friend Alyssa Lempsis had a solo show at an art gallery in Oakland, CA called Aggregate Space. I went to see her work, and she introduced me to the gallery owner, Conrad Meyers. He told me that their next show was going to be a group show with work only by scientists. This work would consist of images that were generated during their experimental process. When I told him that I’m a neuroscientist and have some brain images that I find to be visually appealing, he told me to submit them and perhaps they’d end up in the show.

And a few weeks later, they did! My work is now displayed on a large light table on one side of the gallery: several dozen 8.5 x 11″ transparencies printed with the brain sections from my dissertation work. It is situated among work from 8 other scientists in the Bay Area, which range from videos of cells in culture to crustacean morphology to network models of a food chain of a coral reef.IMG_9445

One week after the opening, I participated on a panel with the three curators for a Q&A session a week after the show opened, and afterwards, I met Danna Staaf, a science writer for KQED. She interviewed me again later for an article she was writing about the show, and it was just published today! Check it out below:

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