January 23 - April 24, 2021
From the Beeville Art Museum:
“Drawing inspiration from mathematical and scientific themes that appear in traditional art forms—from Medieval illuminated manuscripts to Buddhist mandalas; geometric tiles in Islamic architecture to temple paintings in Japan; and African textiles to archaic Greek ceramics–artist Conan Chadbourne has long had a fascination with the intersection of art and the sciences.
Chadbourne’s intricate and evocative work reflects his background in mathematics and science. Since earning his BA in Mathematics and Physics from New York University in 2011, he has worked in experimental physics research, digital imaging and printing, graphic design, and documentary film production.
Chadbourne’s artwork, high-definition inkjet prints, is a mix of hand drawn and computer imaging. “In recent years, I’ve reintroduced more organic or biomorphic forms into my work,” stated the artist. “The new prints are really a continuation of the older works, but layered, with mathematical textures over the biological shapes.”
Conan Chadbourne frequently exhibits at the Bridges Conference for Mathematics in the Arts, an annual conference sponsored by the Bridges Organization, a group that fosters research, practice, and new interest in mathematical connections to art, music, architecture, education, and culture. He has also participated in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums internationally in Germany, Austria, and Canada, and locally and nationally in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Baltimore, Seattle, and Dallas.
The exhibition will be on view at the Beeville Art Museum from January 23, 2021 through April 24, 2021. The museum will host an opening reception on January 23, from noon -2:00 p.m., and a closing reception on April 24, noon -2:00 p.m.
The Beeville Art Museum, created and operated by the Joe Barnhart Foundation, is first and foremost a teaching museum, providing cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of Bee County and surrounding areas. Cited by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the “great small towns for art,” Beeville, with a population of approximately 13,000, is home to one of the most ambitious art and educational programs in Texas. In addition to exhibiting works by some of Texas’s most renowned artists, as well as selections from private collections and major museums across the state, the Beeville Art Museum provides docent-led tours and art classes for children and adults and workshops for Beeville educators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.”
Reception: January 23, 2021 | 6–7 pm
Closing: April 24, 2021 | 12–2 pm
401 East Fannin
Beeville, 78104 TX
(361) 358-8615Get directions