“Rhapsody in K-Dron” at Ewing Gallery Nov. 1-14
November 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ewing Gallery: Nov. 1-14
Nov 11, from 2-4 p.m.
an acclaimed Polish artist who lives in New York City, will lecture on his work, which will be presented as an exhibition in the Ewing Gallery. The lecture and exhibition is jointly sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design, the School of Art, and the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation.
Rhapsody in K-Dron will be a two and three dimensional installation, featuring a model of the K-Dron. The K-Dron is the geometrical form defined by its complexity and subtly. Discovered by Janusz Kapusta in 1985 and patented in 1987, the name K-Dron originates from K, the 11th letter of the alphabet, and GK-EDRON, the Greek word for surface. Being both a remarkably simple and complex structure, its basic form has a square base, 11 multifaceted sides and a diamond-shaped face with a 45-degree angle of inclination. Janusz Kapusta has developed K-Dron’s versatility to invent the K-Dron game in which 8 K-Drons of two colors (black and white) can be manipulated to produce patterns of up to 38,416 possible combinations.
This exhibition is held in honor of Polish Independence Day on November 11th. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation with additional support from the UTK College of Architecture and Design the UTK School of Art, and the Ewing Gallery.
5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, room 109 A+A Building