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Image courtesy of Stephan Hillerbrand / Mary Magsamen

The term “Synaptic” refers to the trillions of synapses which are parts of neurons or nerve cells and responsible for the neuron to neuron transmission system. They connect, sever, reconnect, forge new pathways: an apt metaphor for creative activity.

The brain is probably the least understood of all organ structures and many functions remain utterly mysterious. Neural networks perform seemingly effortless the most complex cognitive tasks at warp speed. The most confounding of these mysteries, however, may be how basic chemicals, like carbon, oxygen, hydrogen plus a spark can be transformed into thoughts, images, feelings or emotions.

The artists participating in “Synaptic” are not attempting to solve this conundrum but instead want to share their creative interpretations and unorthodox insights. After all, artists are comfortable to work in the liminal zone of fiction and reality and maneuver in a conceptual realm where intellectual reasoning is less strict and cumbersome. They are the intermediaries working in the space between “a thought and a thing.”

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 2.

The term “Synaptic” refers to the trillions of synapses which are parts of neurons or nerve cells and responsible for the neuron to neuron transmission system. They connect, sever, reconnect, forge new pathways: an apt metaphor for creative activity.

The brain is probably the least understood of all organ structures and many functions remain utterly mysterious. Neural networks perform seemingly effortless the most complex cognitive tasks at warp speed. The most confounding of these mysteries, however, may be how basic chemicals, like carbon, oxygen, hydrogen plus a spark can be transformed into thoughts, images, feelings or emotions.

The artists participating in “Synaptic” are not attempting to solve this conundrum but instead want to share their creative interpretations and unorthodox insights. After all, artists are comfortable to work in the liminal zone of fiction and reality and maneuver in a conceptual realm where intellectual reasoning is less strict and cumbersome. They are the intermediaries working in the space between “a thought and a thing.”

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 2.

WHEN

WHERE

SITE Gallery Houston
1502 Sawyer St Suite 400, Houston, TX 77007, USA
http://sculpturemonthhouston.org/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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