Thys Scyence Maie Not be Taught to Every One

Thys Scyence Maie Not be Taught to Every One

  • Benjamin Oakley
  • Romas Astrauskas
  • Brittany Lucas
  • Morgan Criger
From November 30th to December 18th
Opening December 2nd, 2011 from 7-10pm

Often explored as the romantic birth of contemporary scientific process, representations of alchemy, and the related practice, are evident throughout art history. The prevalence of alchemy during the Renaissance period unavoidably implicated itself in all manners of life, most prominently philosophical and religious debates. The core concept of transmutation and the inclusion of practices related to mythology, religion and spirituality are finding themselves the subject of renewed interest in contemporary art. The studio practice of the four artists included in Thys Scyence Maie not be Taught to Every One each connect in a unique way to the ritualistic process, theory, terminology, and experimental nature of alchemical pursuit. Included is a diverse collection of drawings, paintings, prints and photographs, bound by their commitment to a personal framework in the which to address the content explored in their work.