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20131004 Sebastian-Ben-Martinez-Dr-Jose-YacamanMcALLEN – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will present their latest exhibit “Quantics: The Art & Science of Sebastian” with an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through March 2, 2014.

In this exhibit the world-renowned sculptor Enrique Carbajal, better known as Sebastian, explores the worlds of quantum physics and nano particles, and combines them with his love for clean and geometric aesthetics.

“Quantics” is more than just an art exhibition. It transcends the museum’s interactive Discovery Pavilion, the Science On a Sphere Theatre, the museum grounds, and the streets of McAllen; thus, demonstrating the fusion between art and science and their dependency on one another for inspiration.  

Sebastian’s work draws from nanotechnology researcher Dr. Miguel Jose-Yacaman’s work with “Helenita,” the electron microscope located at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Advanced Microscopy Laboratory. Additionally, the work of Dr. Jose-Yacaman, chair of the physics and astronomy department of UTSA, will tie in with Sebastian’s work and inspiration through a hands-on science exhibit at the IMAS Discovery Pavilion where the audience members will learn about the history of microscopy and nanotechnology.

Inversely, just as Sebastian’s work is inspired by Dr. Jose-Yacaman, his “Quantics” sculptures pose the question, “Is there a window to the real 6-D space? And are we just a mere 3-D projection?”  While they are tough questions, Sebastian’s artwork has opened a new window in Dr. Yacaman’s research in understanding nature’s behavior.

The sculptor Sebastian and Dr. Miguel Jose-Yacaman will both be present for the opening reception which is included in the price of general admission.

For more information, call IMAS at 682-0123.

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