The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto
– July 9, 2023
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art – Main Gallery
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
What do we owe to the memories of one another’s hearts?
For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record.