by Shawn Vinson
DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY Director/Partner
With only three days left until the M.C. Escher + exhibition comes to a close, we've been reflecting on the sensational response we've had to this outstanding show. It opened in conjunction with the 13th Biennial Gathering 4 Gardner on Friday the 13th of April, and we had the good fortune of hosting an international assembly of 300 mathematicians, polymaths and all-around-brilliant people for an afternoon street fair and Escher preview reception. The + in the exhibit's title refers to the group of acclaimed math artists whose work was also featured, adding a fresh perspective and verifying Escher's vast influence on artists and mathematicians worldwide.
It was a joy to welcome Antonio Peticov, who travelled all the way from Brazil, and Akio Hizume from Japan. We spent time with George Hart, Paul Hildebrandt, John Miller, Robert Fathauer and Chaim Goodman-Strauss. Our friend Dick Esterle was here, and we introduced a new artist to the G4G circle, Atlanta's own Erin Sledd. We paid tribute to the late Marc Pelletier by showing his remarkable prints and his widow, Amina Buhler, kindly loaned us an Escher confectionary tin that was given to them by Donald Coxeter - who originally received it as a gift from Escher himself! Atlantan Eben Dunn, Colorado artist Clark Richert, Fabien Vienne from Paris, English painter Marek Tobolewski, and the late great French-Hungarian op artist Victor Vasarely rounded out the show...
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