9/28/15 – Kim Bernard and Jacob Barandes

It’s Physical: Kim Bernard and Jacob Barandes

Artist Kim Bernard and Harvard theoretical physicist Jacob Barandes will engage in a lively conversation about the overlap and synergy between physics and her interactive kinetic sculptures. Kim Bernard is presently the artist in residence at the Harvard University Physics Department. She says, "It's fascinating that there are predictable patterns in matter and motion.  I'm interested in creating work that demonstrates this phenomena simply, with an aesthetic that allows the viewer easy access, and provides a tangible way of seeing physics."

September 28, 2015
Bartos Theater, MIT List Visual Arts Center
7 – 8pm
Reception to follow

Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Colby College Museum of Art, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art.  Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Art News and featured in 100 Artists of New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, several Maine Arts Commission Grants. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987, her MFA from Mass Art in 2010 and currently teaches at the Maine College of Art. Bernard gives presentations, lectures and offers workshops nationally as a visiting artist.

Jacob Barandes is Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Lecturer on Physics for the Department of Physics, Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2011 from Harvard, and a B.A. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University where he was the Class of 2004 Valedictorian. His research areas include quantum theory, quantum gravity, and high-energy theoretical physics. His recent awards and honors include a Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Certificate of Excellence from Harvard University.

Related Events:

Suffolk University Gallery
It’s Physical: Kim Bernard September 8 – October 3, 2015
Closing reception and Gallery talk with Suffolk University Professor Prashant Sharma: Thursday October 1, 5:00pm

Maud Morgan Arts:
ArtScience Collaboration Workshop
This two day intensive workshop led by Kim is designed for artists with an interest in science and scientists with an interest in art.
October 24 - 25, 2015
9 am - 5pm