David Cordes

Media: oil & printmaking

Artist’s Statement: I am a professor of organic chemistry at Pacific University, a small liberal arts college in Forest Grove, Oregon. While I love to teach and conduct research, I also enjoy exploring intersections of art and science through painting. In these paintings I examine some of the history behind the science of chemistry. This exploration began with a few paintings to decorate the pages of my doctoral thesis, but now includes works on a variety of themes, ranging from chemical warfare to the chemistry of mind-altering drugs. The paintings are not meant to function as teaching tools (although they can) but rather as departure points for reflecting on the complex interactions of history, science, culture and scholarship. Those who have a science background may find special richness in the work, but it is my intent that this artwork is accessible to those who have never had chemistry or science classes.

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Address: 1916 17th Ave Forest Grove Show in Google Maps
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Directions: IN FOREST GROVE Between Main St and A St. Studio is in the garage/workshop on the left side of the house. Walk right up the driveway.