Its no secret, really, that art-making is at least one part science. But the husband-and-wife team of Tyler and Monica Aiello take it one step beyond. Widely known for criss-crossing visually between the worlds of art and science, together they reveal beautiful connections in their process-driven sculpture and paintings. Monica consults NASA scientists in the groundwork for her paintings, and the couples interrelated oeuvre is often displayed in tandem, describing the repetitive nature of forms found in both the biological and geological realms in artful symbiosis. As a team, they also offer workshops and camps designed to immerse children in the art/science niche.
For Galileos Garden: New Works by Tyler and Monica Aiello, opening tonight at Space Gallery, Monicas Ionian Garden series blooming interpretations of the surface of Io, a moon of Jupiters will be juxtaposed with Tylers biologically informed sculptures inspired by microbial, botanical and oceanic forms in a large double exhibition of a size unprecedented in the Denver area. Its planetary science meets Monets garden, Monica says of the show, a product of collected work from the last few years.
Attend the reception from 6 to 9 p.m., or see Galileos Garden at Space, 765 Santa Fe Drive, through June 11. In conjunction with the show, the Aiellos neighbor and scientific adviser Dr. David Grinspoon of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will present Is There Art on Other Planets?, a talk at the gallery on April 28; the Aiellos will also host a space-art workshop for kids on May 15. Registration is recommended in advance for both. For details, go to www.spacegallery.org or call 720-904-1088.
April 22-June 11, 2011