apexart :: Public Program :: Studying Creativity

In conjunction with the exhibition
The Hidden Passengers
organized by Avi Lubin

Studying Creativity:
At the Crossroads
of Art and Science

A lecture and discussion with
Mónica López-González

Thursday, July 24: 7–8 pm
apexart, 291 Church St, NYC

Creativity is often defined as a mental phenomenon that engages multiple cognitive processes to generate novel and useful solutions to problems. But how this process happens, and why it happens, is largely unknown.

In this presentation Dr. López-González discusses the observations and preliminary findings of both cognitive neuroscientific discoveries and artistic explorations to investigate and understand spontaneous creative thinking. This event is free and open to the public.

Mónica López-González, co-founder and Artistic Director of La Petite Noiseuse Productions, is a cineaste, cognitive scientist, dramatist, educator, and entrepreneur with a PhD in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University. A recent postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, López-González seeks to understand our artistic creative capacities as human beings. When not inventing and teaching new courses at the intersection of Visual Art, Music, and the Brain Sciences as Visiting Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, Peabody Institute, and Johns Hopkins University, López-González is reviewing movies from around the world, running a Latin American Film Festival in Baltimore, MD, consulting on data visualization projects, or working on her next artistic project. She has exhibited her film photographs throughout Maryland and New York, made her first feature documentary in 2010 on the creative musical process, and premiered her latest film Moments with a live jazz trio at ARTSCAPE 2013, the largest arts festival in the U.S. She most recently presented to rave reviews this June 2014 the world premiere of her debut Spanish-language theatrical production titled "Última Partida" ("The Final Draw") in Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, Q, J, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.