It’s Physical: Kim Bernard at Suffolk

Suffolk University Gallery is pleased to present It’s Physical: Kim Bernard from September 8 – October 3, 2015.  There will be a closing reception and gallery talk with the artist and Suffolk University Professor Prashant Sharma on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00pm, followed by a reception at 5:30pm.

Kim Bernard is presently the artist in residence at the Harvard University Physics Department. The work in the exhibit It’s Physical: Kim Bernard is the result of her research, experimentation and exciting collaboration with the scientists there. This solo exhibit includes crocheted hyperbolic planes made out of recycled bicycle inner tubes, a wall of bouncing springs and balls, an interactive grid and cube of oscillating balls that invite the viewer to engage it’s motion, along with polyhedron pattern paintings. She says, “It’s fascinating that there are predictable patterns in matter and motion.  I’m interested in creating work that demonstrates this phenomena simply, with an aesthetic that allows the viewer easy access, and provides a tangible way of seeing physics.”

Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Colby College Museum of Art, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art.  Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Art News and featured in 100 Artists of New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, several Maine Arts Commission Grants. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987, her MFA from Mass Art in 2010 and currently teaches at the Maine College of Art. Bernard gives presentations, lectures and offers workshops nationally as a visiting artist.

This exhibit is part of Suffolk University Gallery’s annual fall series of exhibits devoted to Art + Science + Design. This season it takes the form of two exhibits.  In addition to Kim Bernard’s solo exhibit, the October exhibition features the work of Michelle Samour with It’s Biological: Michelle Samour.

Related Events:

Hands-on Activity:

Hyperbolic Crocheting! There will be a hands-on maker space during the run of the exhibit. Try your hand at crocheting and other related activities, no experience necessary.

Suffolk University Gallery

Closing Event:

Kim Bernard in conversation with Suffolk University Professor Prashant Sharma

October 1, 2015

Suffolk University Gallery

5:00 pm, reception to follow

Catalyst Conversations

It’s Physical: Kim Bernard and Jacob Barandes

Artist Kim Bernard and Harvard theoretical physicist Jacob Barandes will engage in a lively conversation about the overlap and synergy between physics and her interactive kinetic sculptures, as Kim continues her residency in the Harvard University Physics Lab.

September 28, 2015

Bartos Theater, MIT List Visual Arts Center

7 – 8pm

Maud Morgan Arts:

ArtScience Collaboration Workshop

This two day intensive workshop led by Kim is designed for artists with an interest in science and scientists with an interest in art.

October 24 – 25, 2015
9am – 5pm

By AIGA Boston
Published September 2, 2015