"Warp and Weft" ARCHEMY in Talloires: by Daniel Jay

Friday October 16, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to the opening reception of “Warp and Weft: ARCHEMY in Talloires”, an exhibition of art works by Dan Jay on Friday October 16th between 5 and 7PM at the Hirsh Library (6th floor), Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA.  Light refreshments will be served.  The show will be on display until December 5th. Dan Jay is a professor of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology at TUSM and has had a parallel life as a visual artist.  Recently, Jay has combined these two lives making science-influenced art that explores the science that inspired him from childhood to the present. His art is called ARCHEMY and uses different chemical and chemical reactions to make novel marks on paper and canvas. His mission is to inspire young scientists and artists to work at the interface. 

This show is a result of Jay’s recent time as artist in residence at the Tufts Center for European Studies in Talloires France. The work explores the life and science of Claude-Louis Berthollet, the 18th century chemist born in Talloires who made important contributions to dye chemistry and our understanding of chemical reactions. Jay uses ancient dyes known in Berthollet’s time as his palette to make representational and abstract works inspired by Berthollet and by environment of Talloires itself.

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