Lindsay Olson, an artist with a science-based practice, is known for her unusual art projects. As Fermi National Accelerator’s first artist in residence, Olson’s work sheds light on the fascinating world of subatomic particles. Her love of science and technology grew out of her work with Chicago’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the world’s largest wastewater treatment facility. She uses her training to create art about the hidden realities of our world, shedding light on both the smallest frontiers and the structure of the universe: the subatomic realm of neutrinos, quarks and leptons.
Lindsay’s artistic practice grows out of an intense curiosity about the ways our society is supported by science and technology. She uses her training to create art about the hidden realities of our world. As Fermiab’s first artist in residence, she worked with scientists’, members of the operations crew, and numerous staff throughout the lab to learn the basics of high energy physics. She was inspired to create a body of work that reflects the beauty of the research and the dedication of the women and men here at Fermilab and around the world.
The project sheds light on both the smallest frontiers and the structure of the universe: the subatomic realm of neutrinos, quarks and leptons. Lindsay is fascinated by the behavior of nature’s fundamental building blocks that make up all that we see. She views the project as an ideal way to invite others with little or no technical background to explore the very underpinnings of reality itself.
Special thanks the Evanston Arts Center for their support of the exhibition and associated events, Office of the Provost at Columbia College Chicago, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, The American Physical Society, CERN and Art@CMS (link sends e-mail). A very special thanks to my husband Craig Olson.
Sunday, March 18 from 2 – 3pm
Artist Talk with Fermilab docent Anne Mary Teichert
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm
Galleries are handicapped accessible.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.