Luminous Matter – Fran Eber

Location: Second Floor Quiet Reading Room

Date: June 14 – Sept. 6

Artist Fran Eber describes her work, “Luminous Matter,” as channeling the forces of fluid dynamics. She says she achieves this otherworldly look by combining pigments, fluids and additives to produce a physical reaction. Layering different densities of paint leads to the formation of cellular structures that echo natural processes. Eber describes some of her results as comparable to phenomena that can be observed in astronomy, such as the Rayleigh-Taylor instability seen in The Crab Nebula.

Please visit the website of Fran Eber for further information.

Our Universe – From Here to Infinity – Robert Vanderbei

Location: Tech Center and Second Floor Hallway

Date: June 14 – Sept. 6

A lifelong interest in astronomy led Vanderbei, a professor at Princeton University and the library’s scientist-in-residence this summer, to buy a digital camera designed for taking long-exposure astrophotographs in 2003, he says in his artist’s statement, continuing that “I began imaging the universe. The star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies that I’ve been able to image from my backyard are stunningly beautiful and it’s been extremely interesting to learn about these objects… what they are, how big and how far away they are, and how they came to be. It is all very interesting and truly humbling.”

Past Exhibits

The Glass Room Experience

Glass Room image

Location: First floor near Welcome Desk

Date: Monday, January 7 – Sunday, January 27

The Glass Room Experience is an interactive exhibition on data and privacy that prompts reflection about how our data is generated, harvested, traded, and sold every day. Through objects based on those from the Glass Room installations in New York and other locations, issues around online privacy and data collection are made accessible and tangible. The exhibit demonstrates the scale of the companies behind the platforms visitors use every day, provides an understanding of what data can be gleaned from selfies, and reveals what we’re agreeing to with the privacy policies we rarely read.

The Concussion Diaries – Terri Riendeau

Stained Glass Acrylic on canvas

Location: Second Floor Quiet Reading Room

Date: January 12 – June 8, 2019

In April 2017, artist Terri Riendeau suffered a serious concussion and for months was forbidden from doing any ‘complex thinking.’ In this newfound state of mind, Terri began to notice every detail of the world around her and began painting. Her paintings explore different techniques, color, and form.

Art exhibits on the second floor are curated by the Arts Council of Princeton.

Please visit their site for further information about Terri Riendeau.

The Periodic Table of Elements – Robert Di Matteo

Carbon Acrylic, coal slag, graphite on canvas

Location: Second Floor Technology Center

Date: January 12-June 8

Artist Robert DiMatteo’s art is inspired by his interest and attention to the sciences. This new body of work focuses on the Periodic Table and natural elements. Each piece is an experiment in materials and texture.

Art exhibits on the second floor are curated by the Arts Council of Princeton.

Please visit their site for further information about Robert Di Matteo.