MICA professor and Assistant Department Chair of the First Year Experience Jenna Frye served as the 2018 HEMI/MICA Artist in Residence. Prof. Frye worked with HEMI Fellows Prof. Todd Hufnagel (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering) and Prof. June Wicks (Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences) to create a variety of interactive pieces that explore the relation between art and science. Her work was showcased during a final exhibition “Symmetry & Fracture,” held at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Symmetry and Fracture: Works by Jenna Frye

Exhibition: September 27, 2019 – January 10, 2020

HEMI research asks fascinating questions about what happens to materials under extreme conditions. Much of HEMI research can’t be perceived without powerful scanning technologies, let alone touched. Touch and perception, however, are both essential to how artists and designers learn and understand the world.

Symmetry & Fracture offers a way to physically connect with the complex research ideas of HEMI labs through hands-on exploration of mineral crystal systems and the grain boundaries of metallic materials.

You are invited to playfully investigate and decide for yourself where or if boundaries lie between art and science.