Printmaking for Art and Science
The AAHVS Visiting Artist Series presents a talk by Bob Goldstein (James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill) titled "Printmaking for Art and Science" on Tuesday, April 12th at 5:00pm in Room A266 Bay 10 on the second floor of Smith Warehouse. Masks are required for this in-person event.
I entered the art world via science. I'm a working scientist and Biology professor at UNC Chapel Hill. I learned printmaking methods for making "gig posters for scientists" to announce several seminars each year at UNC and beyond. This experience led to co-developing a cross-disciplinary Studio Art and Biology course with printmaking artist Beth Grabowski. The course sparked my interest in making art. I will present my path to art, and some work that has built upon this unusual path. My artwork often involves subtle levity in the face of serious or dire situations. Humor has a long history of helping people rethink entrenched ideas, by circumventing naturally defensive responses to more direct forms of confrontation. And humor can sometimes make real, human connections across broad divides.