Euclid’s Kiss: Geometric Sculpture of George Hart
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12
5:00pm – Wine and Cheese Reception
5:30pm – Lecture by Artist George Hart Watch the Video
This event is free and open to the public
The beauty of mathematics has been a source of artistic inspiration at least since the time of Euclid, with a major surge in the Renaissance, and continuing strongly to the present. George Hart extends this tradition by designing and building mathematically informed sculptures that generally involve computer technology in their design and/or fabrication. These include works made of metal, wood, paper, plastic, or found objects and often use laser-cutting, plasma-cutting, or 3D-printing technologies in their realization. The exhibit of Hart’s works (opening September 12, 2013) at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art Gallery displays a full range of mathematical ideas, physical materials, and fabrication techniques. Hart prides himself on making sculpture with a fine balance between a crystalline geometric structure and an organic sensibility, which the viewer can appreciate as having been kissed by Euclid.