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This is a free event.
LxwxH is curated by Sharon Arnold (AR '06). The gallery is open every second Saturday for the art walk and by appointment.
Brian Cypher, Future Forage
Show runs: 9 February - 2 March, by appointment
LxWxH Gallery is proud to present a new series of paintings by Brian Cypher, a compelling study of color and light. This work envisions both pre- and post-human environments, and is inspired by the artist's close attention to natural surroundings in a world increasingly rooted in technology.
Historically, Cypher's work draws on geometry, pattern, rhythm, and markmaking; his lineage echoing the aesthetics and formalism of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. In this new series, he breaks free from the confines of line to revel in an electric display of organic forms and bright chroma.
Whereas previously Cypher's work was rooted in equation, he now draws from ecology, specifically the flora which pervades our daily life in the Pacific Northwest. In a conceivably not far-off future where we don't look out our windows as much as we look at screens, how will one invoke old relics, totems, symbols, and ancient landmarks that will be recognized?
Cypher's own process suggests a kind of excavation, a scraping of layers and building of form that leads the way forward through this new familiar-but-different terrain.
They will also be hosting Seth Damm as DJ Never Leaves for a live DJ set during this month's art walk!
LxWxH Subscription Project
Artist: Cait Willis (AR '99)
Writer: Jake Utti
On sale: 1 February 2013
February's featured participants in our art-by-mail project are Cait Willis and Jake Utti. Willis has created 10 individual laser cut QR code portraits which reflect her interest in the visual breakdown of information, paired with the expediting of it - each code is both a visual and digital portrait of someone she knows, which leads the viewer to Cait's Tumblr page. The post features an actual photo of the subject, a link to one of their websites, and Jake Utti's accompanying poem.
Utti's poems reflect a wistful nostalgia of imagined lives, evoking the cry of a commercial salesman with a contemporary internet twist " click on the icon while supplies last" - the irony of the story being that the work is only available online, and a limited supply. The truth of the story is reflected in the actual availability of object.
February's LxWxH subscription will be available beginning Friday, 1 February. Check out more of Cait's work at caitwillis.com.