Innovative Collaboration Bridges the Gap Between Art and Science
The Factory Direct: Pittsburgh exhibit, curated by The Andy Warhol Museum, will showcase the artwork of 14 contemporary artists who recently conducted residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. While working closely with their host facilities, the artists have planned and executed new art work based on their individual factory’s history, technologies, materials and/or processes.
This large-scale exhibition has bridged the gap between art and science through contemporary and innovative involvement from major robotic institutes and health care systems to cutting-edge technology facilities and green building initiatives.
Factory Direct: Pittsburgh is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Guardian Self-Storage in Pittsburgh, Pa., beginning on Sunday, June 24 and remaining open until September 9, 2012.
Bayer’s representation in Factory Direct: Pittsburgh was made possible by world renowned artist Ann Hamilton and her innovative use of Dureflex®, a product that can be created using Texin®, a Bayer Material Science thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. Hamilton incorporated the translucent film into photographs of Bayer employees holding items meaningful to their careers.
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Bayer employee Kim Marucci holding Bayer MaterialScience Hygard® BL80 Shock-Wave Sentinel
Bayer MaterialScience employee Ray Yourd poses behind a sheet of Dureflex, while Ann Hamilton (left) works with her assistant Jenny Fine to capture the right angle
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