Weird Science

Exhibit A

Exhibit A by David Opdyke

“Weird Science” is about how the unseen or unknown is a pursuit inherent to both science and art, and how their ensuing discoveries suggest worlds beyond and within that which we accept as our own. Through experimentation and invention, the artists in this exhibition produce works whose content or process attests to this inquiring quest, and the mystifying possibilities it suggestively evokes.

Cross-Connectivity Study, by David Opdyke

Cross-Connectivity Study, by David Opdyke

Humorous, grotesque, beautiful, the works on view present varied visions that tease out the strange potential of the everyday. Within this group, certain common themes arise: the fantastical, “unnatural” body or landscape; the sublime reimagined; quotidian items, forms or designs as archaeological specimens. The processes used to create these works similarly present a compelling spectrum of artists’ practices today – classical painting to digital imaging to more conceptual multimedia endeavors that dissolve and challenge traditional artistic boundaries. Together, these works offer a selection of concepts and practices that elevate contemporary artistic and socio-cultural preoccupations to uncanny heights, disclosing the lurking landscape where fantasy and reality intermingle.

This exhibition features works by Asger Carlsen, James Case-Leal, Adam Cvijanovic, Jay Heikes, Elizabeth Jaeger, Dean Levin, Dashiell Manley, Ruairiadh O’Connell, David Opdyke, Jacolby Satterwhite, Nick van Woert, and Letha Wilson and organized by Aniko Berman.

Through August 7, 2015
Marianne Boesky Gallery
118 East 64th Street
New York, NY

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About China Blue

China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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