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Artist John Sims' installation will open with a reception this Saturday, May 21, 6–9 p.m., at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch campus. The show “explores the poetic intersections between mathematics and art."

Artist John Sims' installation will open with a reception this Saturday, May 21, 6–9 p.m., at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch campus. The show “explores the poetic intersections between mathematics and art."

John Sims exhibit to open at Antioch College

“Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection, Bowery and Beyond, an exhibit by artist John Sims, will open with a reception this Saturday, May 21, 6–9 p.m., at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch campus.

The show, which runs to Nov. 1, “explores the poetic intersections between mathematics and art through a wide range of medium: painting, installation, poetry, films and sound art,” according to a press release.

The show, which was created by Sims from a year-long series of exhibits that premiered at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, also features the work of contemporary artists Sol LeWitt, Karen Finley, Dread Scott and DJ Spooky, among others.

A 1991 graduate of Antioch College, Sims currently lives in New York. At Antioch, he created as a senior project a week-long series of events focusing on African-American culture, which later turned into the African-American Cultural Works, or AACW.

The intellectual foundation of his current show “coincides with the Antioch vision for education,” Sims said in an interview this week. Specifically, he said, the show looks at “where mind meets hand, where theory meets practice and where the soul meets the body.”

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