In preparation for the upcoming Pacific Standard Time which focuses on the intersection of Art and Science, The Getty Foundation has recently awarded southern Californian institutions with the first round of grants. We are pleased to announce that two of our represented artists, Lia Halloran and Ken Gonzales-Day will be presenting works as part of the programing. This 3rd iteration of Pacific Standard Time will present an ambitious range of exhibitions and public programs that explores the connections between the visual arts and science, from prehistoric times to the present and across different cultures worldwide. From alchemy to anatomy, and from botanical art to augmented reality, art and science have shared moments of unity, conflict, and mutual insight. The next PST theme connects these moments in the past with the most pressing issues of today. By examining such critical issues as climate change and the future of artificial intelligence, PST will create an opportunity for civic dialogue around the urgent problems of our time.
Lia Halloran will be presenting work at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens for an exhibition entitled Seeing for Yourself: The Art and Science of Visualizing Hidden Worlds. This show will focus on the technological strides in making unseen worlds visiable from the 16th century to today. Lia Halloran's work will illuminate the overlooked contributions of women in astronomy from antiquity to the present alongside texts by Galileo Galilei and photos by astronomer Edwin Hubble among others.
Ken Gonzales-Day will be exhibiting work as part of the Wende Museum's show, Connected Dreamworlds, which will highlight the technological advancements made in the United States and the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War. It will explore science fiction art, film, and imagery that responded to the Space Race and it will take an in-depth look at the growth of surveillance and facial recognition technologies that were developed simultaneously in the East and the West, both for identification and control. Ken will be showing work from a modern perspective by creating work about facial recognition and racial bias.