My solo exhibition Perceptual Perpetual opens at The Art League Houston in the Front Gallery space, January 26th, 6-9pm. The exhibition features a new body of work that explores visualization, interaction, physics, and conceptual art. The show includes sonic sculptures, wall assemblages, and a mechanized drawing performance. The work relies on audience participation to activate a visual system, which allow variations of order and chaos to influence how the work is perceived. I describe the work as a kind of “physics machine,” similar to the anatomy of a pachinko game or a children’s handheld spinner toy, where gravity, kinetics, and a variety of other forces, cause surfaces to spin and objects to move. Each piece offers a unique interactive framework that creates random fluctuations in movement and audio mechanics. As the work is activated, a conversation emerges between visual aesthetics and embodied interaction. This results in a playful approach to the art experience.The exhibition presents a nexus between art and science that recalls such sources as Galileo’s astronomical instruments, Leonardo da Vinci’s diagrams on perpetual motion, John Cage’s artistic philosophy of chance, and Jean Tinguely’s concept of meta-mechanics.
Other exhibitions include Muscle Panic objects by Hazel Meyer in the Main Gallery, and Good Times, Bad Times, Give Me Some of That by Gao Hang in the Hallwayspace. For more information about the show and each artist go to www.artleaguehouston.org/upcoming-exhibitions/.
Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday, January 26, 2018
Exhibition Dates: January 26, 2018 – March 10, 2018
Performance: 6:30 PM
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Sherman Finch, Hazel Meyer, Gao Hang