Join transdisciplinary artist Gwenyth Chao in the Ken Spencer Science Park for drop-in drawing sessions this summer! Learn how to make 2D or 3D line drawings with biomaterials made from food refuse like mint, cherry blossoms, lemon, watermelon and more!
Driven by an awareness of experimental possibility, Gwenyth Chao's research praxis asks: how can art be a portal to potential futures that offer alternate ways of knowing through material engagements? How would such reworlding destabilize systems of how knowledge is constructed, valued, and transmitted?
Her ongoing project apodeme of a line (on view in the first floor atrium at Science World) considers "how lines can create space when they are given space to freely meander." In this project, Gwenyth finds existing holes in the architecture for the lines to latch on to rather than nailing the lines to the wall. The meandering webs are made from food refuse that she transmutes into artmaking materials like gels, clays, composites, plastics and paper.
Good stuff for you to know:
- No experience is necessary
- This drop-in is for ages 8+
- Children must be accompanied by adults