Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Exhibitions | May, NYC

Kehinde Wiley at Sean Kelly Gallery
"Paranormal" at Lisson Gallery

Cristina Camacho "Tracing the Out of Sight" at Praxis International

Leo Villareal at Pace Gallery

Judith Barry "Imagination, Dead Imagine" at Mary Boone

"Art on the Front Lines" at Ronald Feldman Gallery
"Live and Still Lives" at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Vernissages | The Making of Parametricism: Santiago Calatrava at Marlborough Gallery

An exhibition of Santiago Calatrava sculptures (and drawings) opened yesterday at the Marlborough Gallery.
    As a scholar and maker of geometry I was intrigued in understanding the process behind the making of fairly similar sculptures. The recurrent helicoidal shapes seem to be generated by repetition and scaling of an initial module/parameter; several cycles and types of metals also created diversity in the sculptural artwork.

A different type of shape, derived from a minimal surface
The exhibition also included drawings by Calatrava

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

practice | dual body patterns in the 'ico-fit'

On March 15 the 'ico-fit', formerly known as 'movement infrastructure' has been used as framework for a practice performed by two movers. Two movement sequences were performed. One practice was based on 'Finding the Axis Mundi', a flow of movement based on a vocabulary of yoga asanas.

The other movement practice was inspired by the geometry of the structure, in the sequence Octahedron in the Icosahedron. Each mover performed movement in rotational symmetry connecting arms and legs to the midpoints of the edges.