Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry

Dove Bradshaw, Song of Which (Evelina kneeling, looking left), 2004.

The artists in Elemental Matters invent different ways to experience the elements and the periodic table. 

Listen for the sound of phosphorus. Read hydrogen in braille. View 400 tiny red lights fueled by potassium residues in a mountain. See a body’s nitrogen quota contained in a flask.

This exhibition was generously supported by Kathryn Hach-Darrow and the FMC Corporation, headquartered in Philadelphia.


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