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STUDIES IN MOVEMENT, ABSENTIA

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20130403115122-02_4313
© Courtesy of the artist and Angell Gallery
STUDIES IN MOVEMENT, ABSENTIA

1444 Dupont Street
Unit 15
Toronto, Ontario M6P 4H3
Canada
April 27th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013
Opening: April 27th, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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kinetic sculptures

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ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present MITCHELL F. CHAN: STUDIES IN MOVEMENT, ABSENTIA, a new series of kinetic sculptures. The exhibition will be on display in the East Gallery from April 27, 2013 to June 1, 2013.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Mitchell F. Chan is a new media artist who uses sophisticated electronics to explore notions of presence and absence, movement and stillness. In his latest series of kinetic sculptures, Chan continues his use of the motorized string as a point of departure. In Studies In Movement, Absentia, rapidly spinning coloured elastic strings appear as transparent helixes, volumetric yet intangible. Belying their actual nature by moving faster than the human eye can perceive, the spinning strings exists in a quantum state: a hyperkinetic one-dimensional line in no fixed location, producing an apparently static three-dimensional space. The result is a beautiful illusion.

Mitchell F. Chan is a visual artist based in Toronto. He has a BA in Architectural Studies from Carleton University and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded the Trustee Scholarship. He has exhibited his work as part of Luminato and Nuit Blanche, and in galleries across North America, including at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Chan is the co-founder of the public art firm Studio F-Minus.