Saturday, January 25 through Sunday, April 26, 2020
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY
Venn Pirouettes, the Art of Michael Schultheis, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that explores the dynamic relationship between mathematics and human relationships, will have a preview event on Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m. at the National Museum of Mathematics.
Venn Pirouettes, the Art of Michael Schultheis, presents the artist’s three-dimensional mathematical Venn Sculptures in tandem with his paintings, aiming to transportviewers into a world where equations and symbols are a timeless and universal language that communicates the evolution of human relationships. The featured paintings and Venn Sculptures include: Water Lilies of Archimedes, Rings of Pythagoras, Breath of Menelaus, Optics of Euclid, Apollonius Portals, Cycloids of Ceva, Venn Pleasures, Venn Passions, Venn Desires, and Venn Fidelities.
The exhibit explores the math behind the analytical formulae the artist uses as the basis for his paintings and sculptures, which include Venn diagrams, polar curves, ideograms, spherical triangles, conic sections, and cycloids.
“I paint math equations, the geometric forms that render in my mind, and then imbue my paintings and ‘Venn Sculptures’ with stories about human relationships,” said Michael Schultheis. “I call this process ‘Analytical Expressionism,’ a term I use to describe my practice at the intersection of mathematics, science, technology, and the visual arts. For me, this is how I tell my stories.”
The exhibition includes commentary by Schultheis, explaining the nature of the mathematics and human relationships found in each of his artistic creations.
For more information, visit the National Museum of Mathematics website
Photos courtesy of Michael Schultheis Art, LLC