My favorite purveyors of artistically stimulating t-shirts, The Imaginary Foundation, are setting up an art installation and pop-up store next week in San Francisco. The photos of the place and works look jaw-droppingly amazing. If you are in the area, go go go and check this thing out.
Friday, November 19, 2010
FIFTY24SF Gallery Presents
248 Fillmore Street
San Francisco CA 94117
The artist and scientist may at first seem strange bedfellows. Of the many human disciplines, there are few that could seem more divergent. The artist employs image and metaphor; the scientist uses number and equation. Art creates illusions meant to evoke emotion, while science engages in the pursuit of empirical verification. There is, to some degree, a physiological cause for this apparent divergence: the two halves, or hemispheres, of the brain.
The right side of the brain is responsible for emotions and intuition, the left for logic and reason. Yet the notion of two brains gives rise to the function of one mind. Perhaps it is this one â€œundivided mindâ€ that presents a way forward through the monumental cultural changes we now face, enabling us to surf this dynamic moment in history from a platform of balance and symmetry.
This installation endeavors to fuse the aesthetic beauty of art and science in order to create a synthesis of mind, one which is as much rational as it is fantastic. Think of this undivided mind as a prototype of human possibilityâ€”an evolutionary signal of convergence, harmony, and accelerated progress. The rest is up to us.
POP-UP STORE/GALLERY HOURS
Sat, Nov 20â€“Sun, Nov 28
Monâ€“Sat 12pmâ€“6pm, Sun 12pmâ€“5pm