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Art of Physics: Visualizing the Universe, Seeing the Unseen

A. Cault and NASA, Interstellar Tornadoes
A. Cault and NASA, Interstellar Tornadoes

October 7 – October 27, 2005

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre РMcPherson Library)

The Art of Physics online catalogue is available here. It features images from CERN, NASA, UVic and more.

The exhibition consists of a representative series of visually stunning images and movies, contributed by scientists including those at the University of Victoria — and by institutions from around the world, that reflects the physicists and astronomers efforts to render the unseen seen, from the immeasurably tiny quarks to the sheer mind-numbing immensity of the Universe in its entirety.

Poetic Science in the Information Age

July 3 – July 10, 2002

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was an installation exhibit by University of Victoria graduate student, Laura De Decker.

I challenge both the concept and conceived limitations of various media. The media that i work with include colour, data, computer technology, language, systems, and methods. At times what seems to be two distinct media merge into one or vice versa.

-Laura De Decker, 2002

A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us

October 3 – October 11, 2001

Throughout UVic campus

Imagine taking a one-mile walk where every step transports you a million years in time!¬†A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us takes you on just such a journey. In a series of 90 panels of text and illustrations, this traveling exhibit tells the story of life’s five-billion-year evolution.

Marianne Childress

September 17 – October 19, 1990

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features symbolic and expressionistic portrayals of women in the arts and sciences. Many of the pieces were inspired by remarks made by the female subjects in their diaries and biographies.

Like many women artists, I have deeply felt the need to paint what has become known as “feminist art”… I was frustrated by a society that was blind to the injustice of its double standard.

-Marianne Childress, 1990

Forest Flora of Quebec

January 25 – February 14, 1983

McPherson Library Gallery

An exhibition of 77 paintings by W. Smirnoff which confirms Smirnoff’s “scientist-artist” duality through the research of his subjects and the poetry of their interpretation. Smirnoff isolates anonymous aspects of the forest and renders then in their singular beauty on canvas. This exhibition was circulated by Ottawa’s National Museum of Natural Sciences.

About the Artist:

Wladimir Smirnoff (1917-2000) focused much of his life on the protection of the environment. He was a senior scientist at the Laurentian Forest Research Centre, Environment Canada. In 2002, the first $10,000 Wladimir A. Smirnoff Fellowship was awarded.