Nano-Nonobjective-Oriented Ontographs and Qubit-Built Quilts
March 29 - May 4, 2013
Opening: March 29, 6-8 PM
Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Nano-Nonobjective-Oriented Ontographs and Qubit-Built Quilts, our third solo exhibition by New York artist Shane Hope. Featuring two series of new work and, in the project space, a selection of Hope's "Folk-Computronium Laptops", the exhibition runs March 29 through May 4, 2013.
Hope's "Nano-Nonobjective-Oriented Ontographs" are extreme-impasto-painterly compendia: compositions consisting of acrylic and nanomolecular models output from his many DIY 3D printers. They depict things nanotech, things nonobjective, their unit operations and interobjectivity. Hope's 2D archival pigment prints, called "Qubit-Built Quilts," stitch together obsessively detailed renderings of generative nano-designs and algorithmically automated alternative representations of nanoscaled structures.
The exhibition continues in the project space with Hope's Folk-Art-influenced "Folk-Computronium Laptops." Hand-hobbled together from demolition salvage, these actual-sized sculptures of laptops promote the possibility of optimally programming dumb matter.
All Hope's series function futurologically (as forms of Future Studies) and serve as visual art analog answers to technological singularity questions: How can we predict the runaway imaginings of accelerated artificial imaginations? Will abundance-tech manifest objecthoods the likes of which we've not known and maybe can't know this side of some sort of singularity? What will it look like when our overclocked-offspring decide to disassemble everything for spare parts?
Shane Hope received his MFA from the University of California San Diego in 2002 and has attended the University of California Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited at Virgil de Voldere Gallery in New York; I-20 in New York; Project Gentili, in Prato, Italy; iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory) in Brussels, Belgium, Rosamund Felson Gallery in Los Angeles and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. His work will be featured in the Fall 2013 exhibition entitled “Dissident Futures” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
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