''Submerged: Origins of a Species''

The art duo VILD, composed of artists Vinita Israni, 22, and Linh Tran Do, 21, attempts to find the space between science and art in the new exhibition ''Submerged: Origins of a Species.'' The exhibit consists of stacks of spiraling test tubes that twist around as they climb toward the gallery’s ceiling. Additionally, there are two smaller stacks placed together on either side of the gallery, which are illuminated with blue lights. With the dim lighting of the venue and the ambient music, the larger perspective is quite lovely.

''We believe that art is a science and science is an art,'' the artists say. Their intent when creating this installation was to find the commonalities between science and art, which they say are quite often considered to be ''polar opposites.'' When you think about it, though, is the line between science and art in all that much need of ''blurring,'' as the artists say?

''Submerged: Origins of a Species'' can be seen by appointment only Mondays through Fridays. Through August 10. Fresh Arts Gallery, 2101 Winter Street. For information, call 713-868-1839 or visit fresharts.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: July 19. Continues through Aug. 10, 2013


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