Galleries of Contemporary Art
Hypothesis: Process in Science and Art

Hypothesis: Process in Science and Art

August 19–October 21, 2010

Kim Abeles, Chris Coleman, Erin Elder, and Scott Johnson


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Hypothesis: a suggested explanation for a group of facts or phenomena, either accepted as a basis for further verification (working hypothesis) or accepted as likely to be true.

Hypothesis: Process in Science and Art is a multi-disciplinary exhibit and an experiment highlighting the connections between the scientific and artistic processes.

The hypothesis is the heart of the exhibit - positing that processes followed by artists and scientists have much in common. Hypothesis explores these scientific and artistic processes and is itself an experiment.

UCCS Anthropology, Chemistry, and Geography faculty are partnering with artists who have responded to the faculty's research and data in sculptural and video installations. Process is examined through both the faculty's research and the artist's finished work, bringing about greater understanding of the inherent connections between the scientific and creative processes.

Curated by Daisy McConnell, co-director of GOCA, the opening of Hypothesis coincides with the Grand Reopening of the Science Building (newly renamed "Centennial Hall") at UCCS. The Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS is located in the newly renovated Centennial Hall. Highlighting the interconnectedness of the arts and the sciences is the basis for this experimental exhibit.