Patrick Lysaght Kicks Off SciArt 2023 LASER Series With ‘Come Closer. Look Deeper.’ Talk & Art Experience Feb. 25

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SciArt Santa Fe is starting its 2023 LASER series with a talk and art experience by artist/engineer Patrick Lysaght entitled “Come closer. Look deeper: Fluid Flow & Crystal Growth” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Lysaght captures lyrical portraits of entropy, the paradox of exquisite structure spontaneously emerging in the world of increasing randomness and disorder.

\The event will take place at his new gallery, Entropy, where the audience will be able to see exquisite large format images of the fluid flow and crystal growth concepts described in the interactive lecture.

Location: Entropy Gallery, 1220 Parkway Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507

Admission: Free. Donations to non-profit SciArt Santa Fe Are Appreciated

RSVP: Registration Required.

This talk is presented in coordination with Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) with support from the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Fine Arts.

About Patrick Lysaght

“I’m interested in transitions – how structure forms as things change which underscores the notion of entropy and the subtle progression of time.” Patrick Lysaght said.

Patrick Lysaght

As Program Manager for Physical Characterization of nano-electronic devices at SEMATECH, the consortium of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, Lysaght used the most advanced techniques in the world to measure the atomic bonding structure in novel materials only a few atoms thick. “Amazingly, we don’t need synchrotrons and electron microscopes to witness the onset of crystallization – how structure forms and builds on itself.”

In 2022, Lysaght published an art book that morphed into FLEETING STRUCTURE: a 50-minute documentary produced amid covid isolation and dangerous misinformation promoted in the United States and elsewhere. The film is a beautiful and fascinating look at the structure of fluid flow and crystal growth, two areas where nature really shows off. Fleeting Structure has won laurels at film festivals around the globe for photography, cinematography, sound, and editing in categories of best educational, inspirational, environmental, experimental, and science film. It is personal and universal – opinionated and factual. The original soundtrack is intimate and lowdown, adding rhythmic urgency to waning truth in contemporary society.

About SciArt Santa Fe

SciArt Santa Fe, 501(c)3, creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas among practitioners, students, and the general public in the arts, sciences and technology. Through public forums and workshops, we facilitate cross-disciplinary research and programming that advocates for sustainable environmental practices, local and global scientific and artistic literacy, technological equity and freedom of thought and imagination. SciArt Santa Fe is the official host of LASER Santa Fe.

About Leonardo/ISAST and LASER talks

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a non-profit serving a global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. Leonardo began hosting a network of Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) public outreach talks around the world in 2008. LASERs take place in Zurich, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, New York City, London and Montreal, Santa Fe (via Biocultura) and other locations. For more information on LASER go to:

About UNM College of Fine Arts

In addition to providing studies in art, music, theater and dance, and cinematic arts, the UNM College of Fine Arts is also a dynamic visual & performing arts center for Albuquerque. Regina Carlow, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts describes her vision for the College of Fine Arts as one that is “centered in the Pedagogy of Engagement: where fine and performing artist faculty come together with students and the community to re-imagine the function and focus of the Arts.

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