The paintings of Kysa Johnson illuminate the breadth and limits of our knowledge. Subatomic decay patterns are the fundamental marks of our physical reality; maps of the cosmos demonstrate the limits and vastness of our universe. Both of these patterns highlight beauty that is inherent in the physical architecture of our natural world. By rendering these forms, Johnson removes her subject from a purely scientific context and introduces it into the arena of visual culture.
Kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perceptions of time, space and self. Her ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. Employing opposing modalities -- analytical and intuitive, rational and emotional -- Lilly's sculptures elicit new connections between the physical space outside ourselves and our own private, psychological domain. They are fabricated in machined stainless steel, but require the viewer's touch to initiate movement: pressing clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.