Parlor Games: Scientia
Porcelain books from Parlor Games: Scientia
is the third iteration of the Parlor Games installation series, in which Timea Tihanyi explores how we comprehend and know things, and how such questions have been framed and reframed over time by neuroscience, art, mathematics, and philosophy.
She asks: What kind of knowledge is attainable through the actions of the body and what is through logic? Where does tacit learning reside and which kinds of “truths” are more authentic, more describable, and more enactable?
Scientia contains a 155 volume library of bone china porcelain books made at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, along and mixed-media artifacts: videos, drawings and sculptures from Axiomatic, Tihanyi's ongoing collaboration with mathematicians.
This project was supported, in part, by a Collaboration Studio Grant from the Walther Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington and by an award from 4Culture.
A Seattle resident, Timea Tihanyi
(UW MFA in Ceramics 2003) is senior lecturer in interdisciplinary visual arts at the University of Washington. She works in a variety of media, but is known primarily for her work with porcelain. Tihanyi is equally adept in making one-of-a-kind pieces and in full-scale installations.
Poet Painting (Whirl), watercolor on paper, 20" x 13"
Linda Hodges Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting the work of Tacoma artist Nicholas Nyland
for the first time. Nyland explores abstraction in both painting and sculpture, and has also produced multiple installations. This exhibition includes a mix of painting and sculpture.
With references as disparate as Chinese scholar’s stones, Japanese gardens, early American decorative traditions, or seventies design, Nyland pulls from a diverse visual culture in producing colorful, fanciful re-imaginings of the things that inspire him.
Nyland received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and BFA from the University of Washington. He was a finalist for the Betty Bowen award in 2008, and achieved an Artist Trust grant in 2010.