RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 24, 2014) – The Apex Gallery at the
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host its new exhibit, “The
Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure,” by Jude Valentine, March 28
through May 2. The artist’s reception will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 28, with a
gallery talk at 6 p.m. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Valentine says the genesis for this series of work
originated in the book “The Geometrical Foundations of Natural Structure” by
architect, mathematician and scientist Robert Edward Williams.
“I was interested in visually exploring in these prints how
the numbers one through ten are manifested through nature and embedded in
natural forms through symmetry and design. These pieces are inspired by
geometric connections between elements – plants, animals, crystals, people and
the landscape – as a geometric field that unifies diversity,” said Valentine.
Throughout her 30 prints – three for each number – Valentine
highlights different foci of the theme, inviting viewers to consider the idea
that geometry underlies matter on a microscopic and macrocosmic level.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
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