(Un)folding Patterns

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(Un)folding Patterns
Curated by: Ombretta Agro Andruff

11-03 45th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
May 20th, 2012 - July 22nd, 2012
Opening: May 20th, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

long island/hamptons


(Un)Folding Patterns explores the role played by mathematical formulas, systems and algorithms in the creative processes of the featured artists:Drs. Erik Demaine and Martin DemaineJoe DiebesMichael Joaquin GreyKysa JohnsonTristan PerichJane PhilbrickThomas Ruff,Stephen SchaumR. Justin StewartStephen TalasnikVargas-Suarez UniversalBernar Venet, and Susan Weinthaler.  These artists' works span a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, wall-drawing, computational film, mixed media, and origami.

In some cases the connection to mathematics is immediately evident, depicting actual mathematical formulas, abstract shapes based on the interplay of mathematical curves, and images based on the decay patterns of subatomic particles.  For others the relationship of their work with mathematics may not be as overt, but is nonetheless equally significant.

To many, mathematics and art could not stand on more different ground: one identifies with the left brain, the other with the right; one is analytical, the other creative. (Un)Folding Patterns asserts that both disciplines embody creative and analytical components that are essential elements of contemporary life.