The Art of Science

Artist applies Newton’s laws to his kinetic works

Isaac Newton has the market cornered on early physics genius, but his formidable contributions to science are rarely mentioned in the same breath as art. Sculptor David Young, who draws a bit of artistic inspiration from Newton, recently had his own apple-on-the-head moment. "I've always loved taking things apart, and been fascinated with the way science attempts to describe the world,” he says. “Eventually, I learned to put things back together, literally." Young’s exhibit "Unknown Object-ive" features artwork that combines found objects, cast brass and aluminum spheres, and electrical motors to render scientific principles -- Newton's laws of motion, for example -- in kinetic sculptural form.
Fri., April 4, 6-10 p.m.; Fri., April 11, 6-10 p.m., 2008

 
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