Concinnitas
Prints by Physicists and Mathematicians
Published by Parasol Press

January 8 - January 31, 2015

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Concinnitas, meaning a neat, skillful joining of several things, is an exhibition showcasing a portfolio of 10 aquatints by 10 notable physicists and mathematicians. The prints are composed of equations that, while aesthetically beautiful in form, ultimately convey the fact that mathematics is a universally understood language. Each print is accompanied with a letterpress text by the contributor. Curated by Daniel Rockmore, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College, the equations are accompanied by statements that express the formulas associated with their work. Concinnitas is an exploration of artist Sol Lewitt’s belief that the idea is the most important aspect of an artwork, not the actual execution. “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”

Portfolio: Michael Atiyah, Enrico Bombieri, Simon K. Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Karp, Peter Lax, David Mumford, Stephen Smale and Steven Weinberg

Published in 2014 by Parasol Press, Ltd., Portland, Oregon, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut and in association with Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, England.

To read the text accompaning the prints click the link below.


Link: Concinnitas Artist Statements

David Mumford
David Mumford
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Enrico Bombieri
Enrico Bombieri
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Freeman Dyson
Freeman Dyson
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Michael Atiyah
Michael Atiyah
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Murray Gell-Mann
Murray Gell-Mann
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Peter Lax
Peter Lax
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
31.5 x 26.5"
edition of 100

Richard Karp
Richard Karp
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
31.5 x 26.25"
edition of 100

Simon Donaldson
Simon Donaldson
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Stephen Smale
Stephen Smale
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100

Steven Weinberg
Steven Weinberg
Concinnitas, 2015
gravure on Rives BFK white paper
26.25 x 31.5"
edition of 100