acrylic on maple veneer
Friday, July 20, 2012Sunday, September 30, 2012
Two new MAEP exhibitions:
Luke Aleckson "U.N.P.A.C. (Uniform Non-coding Parallax Autostereogrammic Cyclopti-cryptograms)"
Justin Quinn "Deeper Wonders Than the Waves"
Stereograms are graphics containing two images, one seen from the perspective of each eye. When they are looked at in a certain way, their encoded images come off the page and appear as a floating illusion. Aleckson is interested in how these low-tech images are designed to encode then release information. By themselves, the wall-mounted sculptures in his exhibition "U.N.P.A.C." are complex wood abstractions carved using a home-made router. But when they are viewed as stereograms, the image he has inserted into the piece appears.
Quinn's fastidious drawings, sculptures, and books are a collaboration with excerpts from classic literature, but he has replaced the words with thousands of individual "E's," inserted gaps, and bent the lines to make the original text unreadable. The silver-point marks he makes in the large-scale graphite and ink drawings will slowly tarnish, turn to black, and no longer be visible on the hand-made paper.
Generous support for MAEP is provided by The McKnight Foundation and Jerome Foundation.
Additional support provided by RBC Wealth Management.
Opening reception is Thursday, July 19, ay 7 p.m.
Artists' Talks on Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m.
MAEP Special Guests, Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m.