Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark lately opened a pop-up exhibition in Brooklyn.
Set on the premises of the William Vale lodge Williamsburg, her digital exhibition, known as Cascade, is on view now till October 24.
It isn’t your common pop-up. Meander by means of 6,000 sq. toes of area, the place every room is dedicated to a distinct visible signature, be it stripes, clusters of colours or trippy circles. Many of the works on view listed here are projected onto the white partitions, although some sense movement and comply with you round as you progress round.
Created by Art Market Productions, this mission is the artist’s most bold one up to now, she collaborated with pc programmers who’re educated in augmented actuality and projection mapping to create a kaleidoscopic, technicolor expertise. The visuals change over time and the audio makes one really feel like they’re underwater.
It’s extra than simply optical illusions, however impressed by mathematical sample techniques, just like the Fibonacci Sequence and Riemannian geometry.
The mission, co-presented with United Expertise Company and Joshua Liner Initiatives, Stark has created a complete universe of colour, which doesn’t have a transparent narrative. It’s a free-flowing expertise of colour, mild and sound.
However what does one make of such an ocean of colour and the place does its which means derive for the artist?
As Stark explains: “I’m impressed by nature and its connection to the non secular world. I like how designs in nature are based mostly off mathematical equations and fractals. Sacred geometry, evolution and plant progress are amongst just a few of my inspirations.”
One can’t assist however take into consideration her connections to hard-edge abstraction from the Nineteen Sixties, be it Frank Stella or Bridget Riley. Or, the trippy patterned artworks of Alex Gray.
As Stark explains: “My love of colours comes from its use in nature. It’s often an attractant or repellent: A shiny pink fruit begging to be eaten, or a harmful multicolored poison dart frog warning you to not eat it. This dichotomy could be very attention-grabbing to me. Colour is meant to seize your consideration and I like taking part in with these concepts with my work.”
Cascade is at William Vale Resort in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (111 N twelfth St). Get tickets here.