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A Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne
March 14, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

Canadian artist Dorothea Rockburne grounds her practice in mathematical theories that she first encountered while studying with Max Dehn at the legendary Black Mountain College. This exhibition includes a selection of key works since the 1970s, featuring one of Rockburne’s most recent drawings, The Mathematical Edges of Maine, a response to her travel to the state in the summer of 2014.

Programming

April 21, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. | BCMA

Gallery Conversation: “Art, Mathematics, and the Legacy of Black Mountain College”

Dorothea Rockburne, Ph.D, artist, and Dave Peifer, chair and professor of Mathematics, University of North Carolina-Asheville, discuss the mathematical theories behind Rockburne’s artistic work. They further explain how her art reflects the interdisciplinary education provided by the legendary Black Mountain College. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne.

"Geometry of Stardust: Curvature" by Dorothea Rockburne
"Geometry of Stardust: Elusive Orbits" by Dorothea Rockburne