At LabCentral, we believe in the combined power of the arts and sciences. Our curated rotating gallery, Gallery 1832, celebrates the history of innovation in our space, challenges stereotypes, and invites conversation and introspection. In addition, the public nature of the gallery creates a link between the surrounding community and our internal one, bringing light and visibility to the scientific world, which often maintains the perception of being shrouded in mystery. In 2022, Gallery 1832 hosted four exhibits of expansive and thought-provoking work, featuring 11 artists, to foster connections with a broader community of creators and inspire our resident scientists to explore their creativity in their own work.
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In honor of Black History Month, Gallery 1832 presented Heirlooms & Stories. Family heirlooms connect generations and keep both a family and its community's story and legacy alive. Our three artists chronicle a story referencing the historical and cultural context of its creation, through the choice in design, material, and content.
In this exhibition, Joe Taveras brought together a collection of artworks from the past, present, and future to provide inspiration to the thought leaders that roam the halls of LabCentral. Every piece was created in a stream-of-consciousness, tapping into the unseen movement of physical ideas and energy. Among the collection is a selection of collaborative paintings between Joe and his father, Art Taveras, an alumni of LabCentral. These are their first artistic collaboration and they serve the greater purpose of the exhibition as a whole: to bridge the gap between art and science.
Paul Goodnight, Larry Pierce, Ayana Mack, Ibrahim Al-Salim, and James Perry use a variety of bold and vibrant colors to represent who they are, where they've been, and where they're going, serving as a vessel of expression that depicts their social, political, and economic realities as artists of color. As Black artists, they understand the importance of uplifting, supporting, and making space for one another.
As an autistic artist, Dominic Killiany uses art as his visual poetry and connection to the world. His thoughts, emotions, and expressions are represented through a symbolic language of theme, color, texture, composition, and material. Through the dynamic interplay of universal elements of light and dark, geometric shapes, letters, and numbers, he transforms his observations and solitude into a fluid language of abstract expressionism.