Unfolding Patterns, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, LIC, New York, May 20-July 22, 2012


(Un)Folding Patterns curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff opens May 20, 2012 at D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y | Curatorial Programs

D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y Curatorial Programs is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: (Un)Folding Patterns curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff, will open on Sunday, May 20th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and remain on view through July 22nd. A color brochure with an essay by the curator has been published to accompany the exhibition. A series of workshops and panel discussions with the participating artists will be presented throughout the duration of the exhibition.

(Un)Folding Patterns explores the role played by mathematical formulas, systems and algorithms in the creative processes of the featured artists: Dr. Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Joe Diebes, Michael Joaquin Grey, Kysa Johnson, Tristan Perich, Jane Philbrick, Thomas Ruff, Stephen Schaum, R. Justin Stewart, Stephen Talasnik, Vargas Suarez Universal, Bernar 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.

Ombretta Agró Andruff is a New York-based freelance curator and art critic.. Since her move to the U.S. in 1998, she has curated solo and group shows in Europe, the US and India collaborating with museums, art festivals, commercial galleries and art fairs. Ms. Andruff is also a contributor to various art publications and has written essays for several books and catalogues. She is a consultant for the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the advisory firm Art Assets and since 2007, has been the International Art Advisor for the New Delhi-based Religare


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