Octet: Selected Works from the School of Visual Arts, New York
The nature of matter operates according to its own language: soft or hard, brittle or malleable, gestural or geometric to name a few sets. From truth-to-materials to trompe l’oeil, variegated examples expand the syntax of matter’s elasticity. The structure of matter from the nano to the gargantuan, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, from the inorganic to the carbon based organic, delights and engages artists, architects, designers, engineers and scientists of every stripe. To forge or construct, to cut or paste, molecular matrices, too, speak in novel combinatory practices.
Post Pop and Tabloid
Proliferation of mass media continues its ebb and flow through traditional channels of distribution, but has now reached into the Internet’s domains. In an age of mixing and rematching, popular culture has taken on a vast set of novel networks which help to redefine consumerism, celebrity status and tabloid spin. In easily digestible formats, such picturing reaches a world-wide audience promoting messages, products or politics in all guises.
With the ease of a click one can traverse the globe instantly to find news headlines, YouTube movies, virtual visits to museums and galleries and of course a vast accompaniment of advertisements.