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NELSON SAIERS TO OPEN POP-UP EXHIBITION CELEBRATING π IN AND BEYOND MATHEMATICS

“The Original Art Basel” by Nelson Saiers.

 

"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Sir Isaac Newton

 

In anticipation of a very special π (Pi) Day, artist and mathematician, Nelson Saiers, has prepared dual pop-up exhibitions focused on this ubiquitous number. The doors for both will open Saturday, March 14, 2015, or 3.14.15, at 9:26 AM (that is, 3.1415926, or the first eight digits of π) at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street in Chelsea to celebrate this unique occurrence in the modern calendar. This exhibition will include an exclusive preview of Saiers' latest work.

 

Saiers uses some of the most profound Pi-related equations and theories, combined with social commentary, history, and literature, to create visually-stimulating and thought-provoking works of art. Inspired by Newton’s childlike view of himself, Saiers recalled his earliest discovery of math and created much of this collection with crayon and construction paper. The abstract forms share the beauty of mathematical simplicity, but also take the viewer on a journey to explore the famously irrational number that defines circles and is fundamental to statistics, fractals, thermodynamics, mechanics, and electromagnetism.