Lesley University presents artist Doug Bosch’s Catenaria: Animating Art Within Geometry
Presented by Lesley University
January 21 - March 14, 2014
Power lines, strung from pole to pole, create a hypnotic dip and rise. This gentle curve, described scientifically as “catenary,” inspires artist Doug Bosch’s new exhibition, “Catenaria,” at Lesley University’s VanDernoot Gallery, on view from January 21 to March 14, 2014.
Exploring the catenary as image and sculptural form, Bosch merges the worlds of art and science by mining this fundamental principle of geometry, mathematics and physics and infusing aesthetics.
“My inventions reference early scientific experimentation, eclectic collections and the accouterment of the natural sciences,” Bosch says of his artwork. “Many works are finite in presentation, with clearly-defined edges and boundaries, but also allude to having been extracted from another source and sampled from an infinite collection of forms and repeating patterns.”
“Catenaria” is curated by Andrew Mroczek, Director of Lesley’s VanDernoot Gallery.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, and an Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 30, from 6 to 8 pm.
About the artist
Born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1966, Doug Bosch earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Yale School of Art (1992) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the Columbus College of Art & Design (1989). Bosch has exhibited throughout the Midwest and New England and his work is included in the permanent collections of The Columbus Museum of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island College, and he lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters.
Gallery Hours and Information
The VanDernoot Gallery at University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12 to 5 pm
Thursday: 3 to 8 pm
Hours are subject to change; please call ahead to confirm, 617.585.6656.
Chandelier #041713, 2013, plaster, pollen, steel, by Doug Bosch