The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to feature “From Science to Art” by Dr. Gopal Murti from November 9 – December 13. The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.
When asked about the inspiration for both this exhibit and his work in general, Murti remarked, “For almost 40 years of my life, I studied the biological world – ranging from molecules to tissues – using confocal, multi-photon, and electron microscopes. During this journey, I was mesmerized by the intricacy, symmetry, complexity and sheer beauty of the living world.” He continued, “After retirement in 2008, I tried to move away from science but use the vision I acquired in a creative manner. I chose to become a watercolor painter and received training from the renowned artist, Fred Rawlinson. What you see in this exhibit is my transition from a scientist to an artist through my images.”
Murti’s scientific images have garnered many national and international awards, including the prestigious Nikon International Small World competition. They have also adorned the covers of 30 scientific journals, Time magazine, and routinely appear in college and high school text books.
Prior to his retirement, Murti served as the Director of the Scientific Imaging Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and as an adjunct Professor of Pathology at the UT Health Science Center. Since then, he became a watercolor painter and has exhibited his work in many local juried shows. He currently serves as the President of the Memphis-Germantown Art League and is a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society.
In addition, the foyer of the gallery will be displaying an exhibition of portraits, “Spotlights & Shadows” by CBU alumnus Daniel Thompson.
Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, CLOSED; and Sunday, 1:00-11:00 p.m. For additional information call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit http://www.cbu.edu/gallery/about.html