Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller

As a biochemistry graduate I spent lots of time learning about ion channels – after all they regulate so much of the chemistry in our body. So, I’m excited to see Steve Miller’s current art exhibition, “Crossing the Line” at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. Now I’ve relocated from Boston, MA to the DC Metro area this feels like a great way taster for me to check out what’s going on.

Roam Free is one of the paintings that artist Steve Miller

Roam Free (Steve Miller)

Steve Miller’s exhibition is based on the work of Nobel Prize scientist Rod MacKinnon, who specializes in neurobiology carried out ground breaking work in membrane ion channels. Miller’s paintings “juxtapose photographic, drawn, and silk-screened images with excerpts from MacKinnon’s notebooks, Miller’s work dissolves conventional distinctions between text and image to explore what distinguishes art from science.”

The free exhibition is currently on and will continue to run until Jan. 13, 2014. I can’t wait to check it out!

Booming Demand (2012) was made using dispersion and silkscreen enamel on canvas.

Booming Demand (2012) was made using dispersion and silkscreen enamel on canvas (Steve Miller)

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