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S + P = A

Feb 14, 2017

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Systems + Process = Aesthetics

Holly Boruck has created another art-in-existing-yet-empty-commercial-space exhibit via her Surrogate Gallery Projects. We thank Holly for her description of the show…

S + P = A [Systems + Process = Aesthetics] is a group exhibition of artists whose work references structures, systems and formulaic methods in their creative practice. Some of the artworks evidence a systematic structure in the work itself by creating geometric patterns with topographical mapping associations (Sophia Allison), or in paintings that jump and flicker, mirroring the electrical path along neurons (Yaron Dotan).

 

Sophia Allison, Untitled (Orange Wall Fire), 2015, acrylic, dirt, watercolor paper, wood, 9.75 x 6.5 x 7", $1000

Sophia Allison, Untitled (Orange Wall Fire), 2015, acrylic, dirt, watercolor paper, wood, 9.75 x 6.5 x 7″, $1000

 

Yaron Dotan, Immersion, 48 x 48", acrylic on panel, 2016, $4,000

Yaron Dotan, Immersion, 48 x 48″, acrylic on panel, 2016, $4,000

 

In other artworks a structural process is less conspicuous as their work involves systematic experimentation with materials (Amy Green), or a purposeful search for structure (Emily Blythe Jones, Vida Liu). Then there is Brian Mallman’s ‘drawing machine’ that document the yin/yang of repetitive algorithms along with strokes of random mark-making that hints at the inherent potential entropy of any natural or man-made system.

 

Emily Blythe Jones, Midwest Living, 2016

Emily Blythe Jones, Midwest Living, 2016

 

Vida Liu, Compressed Happiness No. 1, mixed media, oil on canvas, 24 x 24", 2015, $1,000

Vida Liu, Compressed Happiness No. 1, mixed media, oil on canvas, 24 x 24″, 2015, $1,000

 

All of these artists demonstrate how using consciously systematic methods in union with the alchemy of intuition, a sense of wonder and playful investigation, produce excitingly beautiful, surprising and sometimes chaotically refreshing results.

 

S + P = A
Through March 11 with closing reception, 6-9 p.m.
696 E. Union St., Unit #1, Pasadena (behind Vroman’s)
Gallery hours: Wed. & Fri., 3-5 p.m.; Sat., 5-7 p.m.
For appointments, email HBoruck@gmail.com
Surrogate-Gallery-Projects.com




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