Thursday, May 21, 2015

New York: Pace Gallery – Eureka Group Exhibition

New York: Pace Gallery – Eureka Group Exhibition.  At Pace in Chelsea, the Eureka group exhibition is on until June 27, it features artists who observe and map the cosmological, metaphysical and scientific through painting, sculpture and music. Eureka takes its name from Edgar Allan Poe’s eponymous prose poem published in 1848.
Above. Tim Hawkinson – Gimbled Klein Basket – 2007. He explores the fourth dimension with his Gimbled Klein Basket, which creates an analog rendering of an impossible object. With a porous, gridded bamboo structure, he recreated the Klein bottle and suspended it from the ceiling like a Calder mobile, envisioning an object that is at once knowable and of another dimension. 

Pace Gallery – Eureka
 “I design to speak of the Physical, Metaphysical and Mathematical—of the Material and Spiritual Universe:—of its Essence, its Origin, its Creation, its Present Condition and its Destiny. I shall be so rash, moreover, as to challenge the conclusions, and thus, in effect, to question the sagacity, of many of the greatest and most justly reverenced of men.”
Edgar Allan Poe - Eureka -1848

Above. Edgar Allan Poe – Eureka by Edgar Allan Poe – artwork by Arakawa - 1848

Pace Gallery – Eureka. Emmet Gowin – Sedan Crater, Northern End of Yucca Flat Nevada Test Site – 1996. Emmet Gowin’s aerial landscape photographs document both natural and human destruction inflicted on the environment. His crisp images render nearby sites alien, serving as relics of a shifting ecology.
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