Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 9, 8-11pm
Curated by Josh Bartholomew & Robin Selk
ECUAD Coop Student Curators
Parametric Fraternity is an exhibition that attempts to simulate a location it is not. Each artwork produced for the exhibition offers a formal structure that alludes to a secondary paradigm whilst still maintaining its
own identity as a sculpture or painting. For Parametric Fraternity Julian Geoghegan has constructed a sculpture that deals with this two-fold relationship of itself and another. Using formal elements of sculpture in a manner that references the hand-made, Geoghegan's work utilizes the "tool" as a mechanism suggestive of further development.
Simon de Bree arduously layers repetitious marks that reference those found in topographical mapping. However, the ability of the viewer to resolve the painting as such is strained by de Bree's calculated disruptions to the brain's processing of visual information. Much like static on a television screen, de Bree's work flickers between individual colours and channels, never allowing the eye to see the whole of the picture for more than a fraction of a second. The labor that goes into viewing the work is reflective of the time and energy that has gone into its production.