Artworks Dazzle Like NSERL’s Exterior Design

Digital Creations On Display are Research Building's Inaugural Exhibit

April 30, 2008

The first art exhibit displayed at the Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab (NSERL) evokes the exterior of the building itself.

Many of the works in Mark McGahan’s “Math | Forms | Art” exhibit have a shimmer similar to the iridescent blue and purple panels that decorate much of NSERL’s shell.

The exhibit opened April 25 and will run through June 6 at the building on the northern end of the UT Dallas campus.

McGahan put his expertise in 3D modeling and animation skills to artistic use in creating the exhibit’s works.

“Somewhere along the line I began exploring a more purely expressive use of my skills to create artistic imagery from the abstractions of math,” McGahan says on his Web site.”

The result is a series of panels made up of individual images, or cells, which fit together to form sequences and as well as larger images.  The colors shift subtly, almost prismatically.

The exhibit is free.


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