Essay of the Exhibition

Nancy Worthington showed her chilling video game-like satire on the police state practices of our culture. Nancy Tector built an altar with a motion-sensing device that played tape about society's treatment of babies as commodities. Magi Amma's female figure in a rocking chair had a video head that played comments on the discouraging treatment of older women in our society.  


Ronald Brown's wall hung sculpture had carefully placed wooden dowels that traced the same "knight's tour" (the path a knight could follow to traverse all 64 squares once) four times on a chess board. Carlo Sequin's red translucent plastic sculpture used a fused deposition modeling machine to embody his mathematical formula of a Scherk-Collinstoroid. Kennan Herrick's mobile of laser-cut steel plates hung from a frame and swayed gently. Nanette Wylde's Macintosh on a pedestal randomly generated poems every 20seconds from a base of 3.5 million possible haiku. Zoe Adorno had a fused dichroic glass abstract sculpture evocative of flowers.


Corinne Whitaker's digitally designed polished bronze sculpture had a voluptuously smooth gleaming surface. Bathsheba Grossman's abstract bronze sculpture was designed with CAD software and prototyped with her own rapid deposition modeling device.. Ruth Asawa's circular wall-hung wire sculpture rayed out from a pentagonal star at its center. Richard Kline's white light hologram was embedded in a circular wall-hung sculpture of a goddess. Torrey Nommeson's assisted readymade consisted of a Macintosh computer with an eye that looked at everyone in the gallery and symbolized the surveillance of authorities in our lives.  <  >more

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