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Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College

Exhibition Detail
Self-similarity in Math, Nature and Art
Marymount Manhattan
221 East 71st Street
New York, New York 10021


September 30th, 2013 - October 31st, 2013
Opening: 
October 3rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Self Similarity Art Show, Self Similarity Art Show
Liminal, Devin PowersDevin Powers, Liminal, 2013
Ablaze, Michelle HinebrookMichelle Hinebrook, Ablaze,
2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"
KALEIDOSCOPE, JOHN HIIGLIJOHN HIIGLI, KALEIDOSCOPE,
2007, Opaque Oil on Canvas, 108
We Like 2 Draw, Samwell FreemanSamwell Freeman, We Like 2 Draw,
2013, Software Screenshot, Variable
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Self-similarity- the recursive repetition of a structure at different scales or places in a larger form- is ubiquitous in the natural and built environments. It is an emergent phenomenon, generating complexity from a simple initial pattern and a set of transformations on that pattern. Trees, clouds, and coastlines as well as skyscrapers, Hindu temples, and quilts all exhibit prominent self-similarity in repetition, branching patterns, curves, or substructures. Artists have long been fascinated with self-similarity as a means to generate intricate forms, as catharsis for obsessive compulsions, and as an organizing principle for their work.


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