Describing the shape and character of the universe is a mind-bending proposition even for those who claim to understand it. Russell Crotty, an artist who’s as comfortable conversing with astrophysicists as he is creating work about dark energy and black holes, has, with help from two collaborating institutions, enhanced our appreciation of scientific inquiry with an exhibit called Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory. It’s one of those rare instances when a merger of art and science produce more than just hollow gestures of interdisciplinary goodwill.
Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory @ SJICA
David M. Roth, SquareCylinder, January 27, 2017