STEAM Cafe for 22 March 2021: Artist and IAAA Curatorial Director Simon Kregar
Simon Kregar shares his work blending science and art through paintings of astronauts and space.
The Tucson Public Main Library will open a unique exhibition featuring Arizona artist Simon Kregar Jr. from January 3, on view until January 31, 2016. Beyond will feature 24 works by Kregar, including his highly regarded Space Series, as well as portraits of scientists, science communicators and astronauts. In addition, the exhibition will be supported by early works by the artist offering a window into his methodology.
While photographs are great for accurately capturing historical elements, sometimes they are out of focus or miss something that is just out of frame.
If space is the final frontier, what does that say for Space Art? Throughout history, scientists and artists have teamed up to present images of places where fact and illustration met theory and imagination to create and shape our visions of the universe.
Simon Peter Kregar, Jr. is an award-winning fine artist whose focus is promoting science and an awareness of our place in the Universe. He was nominated for the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016 in the Arizona arts community.