Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vanishing Point at Unsmoke Gallery, Braddock PA October 30, 2010


VANISHING POINT

UnSmoke Systems
1137 Braddock Avenue
Braddock, PA

October 1st - October 31st, 2010

Closing Reception: Saturday October 30th, 2010 6-10pm (w/ LIVE Performances)
Hours: Free - by appointment

Vanishing Point aims to present work that confronts the notion of a "new abstract". Inclusive to all medium, the exhibition presents abstraction as a means of reconciliation to the dislocation of self in modern life.

Engaging concepts of science, personal histories, politics and beyond, these artists build upon the histories of abstract art to fashion a sense of stability in an environment ever changing, ever updating - an environment built upon a constant feed for more information, with its reference point focused evermore on the self in synthetic environments.

Through this visual "storm" these artists have honed their use of abstraction not only as a means to understand their world, but as a mechanism to locate themselves as an individual in a sea of turbulent messages and meaning. Our understanding of our self becomes more abstract each day - these artists represent a direction where abstraction is no longer universal, but an intrinsically personal understanding.


Jenna Hannum / Katie Hinton / Simona Josan / Michael Kalmbach / Adam Lister / Caroline Santa / Phillip Scarpone / Cullen Stephenson / Matthew West / Drew + the Medicinal Pen

Curated by Brookes Britcher and Alexander Conner

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