11/10/14 – Ralph Helmick and Sara Schechner
According to curator and science historian Sara Schechner and artist Ralph Helmick respectively: science is messy and objects are multivalent. Schechner looks to scientific instruments to help us understand their stories and what they reveal about the science of their time. She does so in a disparate way, so that several points of view or narratives are possible. Helmick is interested in how referential forms and images can be broken down and subsequently re-formed anew. In his work, small three-dimensional components collectively create larger sculptures, forging a microcosmic/macrocosmic dynamic. Ralph Helmick and Sara Schechner engaged in a tag team conversation: responding to each other as they present their respective works, giving the audience the opportunity to experience their dialogue both visually and verbally.