Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world. - Leonardo da Vinci
Both the arts and the sciences, despite their apparent differences, share several fundamental similarities that contribute to the advancement of human knowledge and expression. Both disciplines involve exploration, creativity, and the pursuit of truth, requiring critical thinking, problem-solving, and a desire to push boundaries. Gallery 1832 works to elucidate the linkages between the two worlds and embodies humanity's natural curiosity.
ABOUT GALLERY 1832
Gallery 1832 provides our residents innovators and visitors with new avenues to find inspiration in the space around them. Our goal is to offer provocative and beautiful work to provide residents and visitors new avenues to find inspiration in the space around them and perhaps help them expand out of their comfort zones to find new, creative approaches to problem solving. Our Gallery is co-located within our shared laboratory facilities. We host a carefully curated rotation of local artists every three months. Public receptions are held for each exhibition.
At its core art has served as a vessel for documenting and igniting conversations, empowering communities.
At Gallery 1832 we believe in the combined power of the arts and sciences. Our gallery celebrates the history of innovation in our space, challenges stereotype and invites conversation. It provides a platform for local artists and underrepresented communities to share their work, their voices, perspectives and raise awareness, through storytelling, and the sharing of lived experiences.
The public nature of the gallery also creates a link between the surrounding community and the internal, bringing light and visibility to the scientific world which maintains the perception of being shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and not for external view.
By showing science as accessible and inclusive to all regardless of lived experience, by sparking interest, expanding the community network, and shaking the status quo our hope is that it creates opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to minorities or the under privileged.
Nexum Natura: An Art Exhibition
Opening Date: May 9, 2023
Three women artists connect individually to the natural world in this exhibition, Nexum Natura. Through lenses of environmental awareness, sensations of the body and spiritual contemplation, each artist uses imagery borrowed and inspired by the natural world as a principal element in painting. Pain and loss run throughout Nexum Natura, as well as hopeful contemplation. While each is grappling with a very different form of these archetypal feelings, the struggle and exploration are visible in each body of work. Through the use of graphic/figurative abstraction, metaphorical space, and elements of mindfulness, each artist is working towards the experience of restoring balance– to the self, the body, or the world at large.
Geomorphic Foresights: Meditations on the Environmental Crisis
Opening Date: October 12, 2023
A two-woman show of paintings inspired by the severity and urgency of the environmental crisis, and its complex and ubiquitous manifestations. Artists and curators Liliana Folta and Adriana G. Prat share their lyrical recreations of Earth’s topographies; worlds that are forced to morph and adapt, reminding us of what we need to change and fight for.
B. Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator and advocate of native plants. After leaving her country in times of military repression, she had the great opportunity to get involved in multicultural environments living in different parts of the world: Puerto Rico, through the United States and Europe. Currently living in Massachusetts. Folta has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally.
Adriana G. Prat
Adriana G. Prat is an academically-trained scientist turned artist and curator of the i3C Artists Group (www.i3CArtists.com) on a quest to inspire action for the environmental crisis. Her early passion for nature in her country of birth, Argentina, influenced her to study science, but after moving to the US, a more introspective lifestyle inspired her to become a fervent artist who studied art fundamentals in adult education centers and considers herself highly self- taught.
Adriana has exhibited extensively at juried and open shows.
Catch and Release
Opening Date: October 4, 2023
Catch and Release is a show featuring four eco-minded artists who respond to the human contribution to the climate crisis by creating artworks that question the excessive consumption and waste that is prevalent in society. Through their creative practices, they aim to raise awareness, provoke contemplation, and encourage a more sustainable and responsible approach to our shared ecosystems.
- Lisa Barthelson
- Rebecca McGee Tuck
- Loretta Park
- Jeffrey Nowlin