Jonathan Feldschuh: Large Hadron Collider
February 1, 2016 - July 18, 2016
NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Free. Photo ID required.
This exhibition features seven paintings by Jonathan Feldschuh inspired by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and most powerful particle collider. Located outside of Geneva, Switzerland, the LHC is a facility that tests different theories of physics.
These large-scale paintings, measuring roughly 40 x 80 inches each, reference the aspect-ratio of CinemaScope's grand, horizontal landscapes. They fuse together scientific imagery with an aesthetic that resonates with abstract expressionism. According to Feldschuh, "These works are improvisations on the structures of the LHC. Architectural renderings of the various detectors and tunnels merge with accidental splatterings. Paint has collided with the surface and left traces of the impact. Working on both sides of transparent mylar, I combine organic and inorganic structures, articulating chance patterns with drawn lines." With this series, Feldschuh explores the use of visual imagery to enable us ot see the unseen, particularly at the subatomic level.
Feldschuh is a New York City-based data scientist and artist with an undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard University.
Jonathan Feldschuh's website