Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Art/Science: The Photography of David Goldes

Academic Year: 
Tuesday, September 6 to Sunday, October 16, 2005

Initially educated as a scientist, Goldes earned an MA in Molecular Genetics from Harvard University. He also earned an MFA in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Goldes creates photographic still lifes from scenes of scientific experiments that explore water, electricity, air movement, wind and breath. He manipulates and documents the phenomena to illustrate science's omissions, invoking metaphor, memory, narrative and emotion. Goldes' first book, Water Being Water, will also be available during the exhibit. It includes essays from prominent science and art writers Phillip Ball and Vince Leo.

Goldes' work is found in many permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yale University Museum; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; and Musée Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Soane, France.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Mathematics and College of Engineering and Computer Science. Additional sponsors are the Department of Art and Art History, the University of Dayton Department of Visual Arts, the Minneapolis College of Art and Deisgn, the Ohio Arts Council and the Friends of the Galleries. Corporate sponsors include Kodak Versamark and Fairborn Camera.


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