Hera Gallery is pleased host Geometry, a national juried exhibition featuring selections made by juror Dominic Molon, the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum. We invite the public to join us Saturday, September 12th from 6:00 to 8:00pm for the opening reception and to the artist panel discussion on Thursday October 1st, at 7pm.

Geometry is the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs. In the arts it has referred to the shape and relative arrangement of the parts of something and includes concepts such as the golden ratio and the use of geometric symbols. It can be found historically in Islamic & Renaissance art, folk art quilts, and was embraced as an aesthetic by the great masters of modern art in the 20th Century. It continues to thrive today as exemplified by artists utilizing algorithms and expressing them through visual means. When art and math are used in conjunction, moments of true interdisciplinary coordination occur.

This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery will exhibit a varied perspective on contemporary views of geometry including, but NOT limited to, pattern (whether in data or aesthetic), fractals, string theory, along with the formal vocabulary of geometry from mathematicians like Euclid to artists such as Mondrian.

Thirty-eight artists were selected to exhibit, including ten Rhode Island artists. The selected artists are:

Meryl Blinder, Brookline, MA

Christopher Cavellero Somerville MA

Jennifer Cawley Providence, RI

Andrea Ferrigno Galesburg, IL

Eric Ford Akron, OH

Robert Fraher Menomonie, WI

Diana Funke Narragansett, RI

Joan Goodman Arlington, MA

Joe Greene Boston, MA

Songho Haam Royal Oak, MI

Graham Heffernan Saunderstown, RI

Marjorie Hellman Providence, RI

Brett Henrikson Pawtucket, RI

Andrew Ina Columbus, OH

Loretta Kaufman Nashville, TN

Viera Levitt Wakefield, RI

Riccardo Liotta Brooklyn, NY

Zoe McCarthy Somerville, MA

Shane McGeehan Waverly, PA

Lynette Miller Black Mountain, NC

Susan L. Moore South Bend, IN

Robert Moorhead Greenfield, MA

Trish Elwood O’Day Middletown, RI

Jacqueline Ott Providence, RI

David Ricci Lee, MA

Collin Richard Traverse City, MI

Jessica Rosner Cranston, RI

Noriko Sakanishi Portland, ME

Robert M. Scheiderman Toms River, NJ

Stephen Schiff Aldie, VA

James Sink Sacremento, CA

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle Salem, OR

Norma Smayda Saunderstown, RI

Shyun Song Harrison, NY

Merrill Steiger New York, NY

Cyane Tornatzky Fort Collins, CO

Bart Vargas Council Bluffs, IA

Brett Wallace Brooklyn, NY

These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Hera Educational Foundation, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.