g-module is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of works by New York artist, Angie Drakopoulos. This debut exhibition of the season consists of 10 paintings (small to medium scale works on wood panels) and a video animation .
The works imply a vehicle for uncovering the potential of human perception, and therefore a plausible means to attain higher knowledge. Combinations of biometric, computer rendered symbols or codes are merged with loosely applied enamel paint, resin and/or glaze. Beneath these surfaces, muted enamel colours occupy the space like contained gases amidst organic apparatuses. The relationships are schematic in composition, scientifically inspired in their vision and suggestive of an omniscient presence.
A similar kind of presence occurs in her animation video, Mythograph, where the biometric symbols or codes appear and fade off a central horizontal line. The forms orbit and mutate into and around themselves giving birth to new ones throughout the looped segment. This work is accompanied with a sound composition by Daniel Hill.
About her work, Angie Drakopoulos writes:
… Immense amounts of information can be generated from a few basic blocks, (for example: genetic: ATGC, computer :0-1, etc.). The results of the different combinations of these basic elements are incalculable. In my works, rows of colored dots often travel across, following a unique code or rhythm. There is something very structured, yet arbitrary about these candy like dots that blends the idea of childlike playfulness and scientific intelligence, two seeming opposites that in reality are not. The shapes I have created take the form of symbols, like letters of a non existing language…
Mixed media on wood
38 x 30.5 cm (15 x 12 inches)