Mark Francis, There is Geometry…
Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, UK
9 April – 28 May 2016
The relationship between art and mathematics has a long, rich and complex history, with both artists and mathematicians drawing inspiration from one another to investigate new ideas.
In 2016, to mark their 150th anniversary, The London Mathematical Society selected artists, Mark Francis and George L-Legendre, to create new work drawing on mathematical ideas.
The exhibition brings these new works together, alongside visual material from the mathematicians, with whom they worked, including: Professor Sir Roger Penrose (University of Oxford), Dr Iain Moffatt (Royal Holloway) and Dr Dorothy Buck (Imperial College, London). In these collected works we begin to glimpse a shared conversation between the separate disciplines, and find a history, creativity and future common to both.