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X and Y
Steel, Spiral Pine
6' H x 4' W x 4' D
This work titled X and Y by Peter Gray is part of a series that
expresses both the artist's mission and background.
X and Y alludes to those chromosomes determining gender from a scientific perspective.
The contrasting materials of the piece, steel and wood, also express the broad personality traits
of Gray from the cool analytical capabilities to his warm and softer emotional character.
Gray expresses the inherent aesthetics of science,
starting with his series on Android Genomics,
and moves to DNA and membrane structures.
The art blends the organic nature of plants and animals
with non-objective shapes and forms using found,
repurposed and new components with the pieces integrating various key
structural components of today's society and pairs the materials with unlikely opposites.
Gray's artistic mission introduces the public to information
in a nontraditional context so they seek additional knowledge.
The concepts emanate from multidisciplinary biomedical and artistic training.
Each piece is designed to bring the artistic aspects of science
into the realm of each person to awaken the inner scientist.
Gray is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in steel, stainless steel and bronze;
also creating 2D works that incorporate metal components.
His large scale public sculptures are in permanent collections of sculpture parks,
a Chicago public school; a recent installation includes multiple works in a CTA subway station.
Gray earned a doctorate in biomedicine and is a full time practicing artist.