“Quantum Foundations” by Andrew Irvine
Andrew Irvine is a ceramic artist, chemist and professional science educator who is inspired by the intersection of science and art. In “Quantum Foundations”, he showcases his recent experiments with lustre glaze techniques on wall sculpture forms inspired by the mysteries of modern physics. Each piece represents a concept from the development of science in the last century, a journey that has led humanity to the fringes of reality, existence and space-time. The refractive and reflective qualities of lustre glaze colors compliment this inspiration and come from metallic nano-layer deposited on the glaze surface, resulting in vibrant, elusive, otherworldly colors that burst to life when viewed in different light sources. These glazes requires expensive and exotic materials including compounds of bismuth, silver, neodymium, holmium, erbium and actual gold metal. These “glaze paintings” are truly emblematic of the modern evolution of ceramic art crossing over into the worlds of chemistry, material science and conceptual physics.
Artist Reception: Friday September 7th, 7pm–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose
Exhibition Dates: September 7–27, 2018
88 So. 4th St., downtown San Jose
408-947-1785 • info@KALEIDGallery.com
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–7pm. Free admission.