Press Release (pdf)
Sep 20, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019
Founded by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, geometry is the area of mathematics concerned with the study of space and the relationships between points, lines, curves, and surfaces. In the arts it has often referred to the form and position of parts and shapes, as well as the relationship between those parts and shapes. The connection between are as deep as they are wide. Employing rulers and compasses, Islamic art utilized geometry to create elaborate tessellated expanses, while painters in the Renaissance used geometry to devise evermore realistic perspectives, finding vanishing points and lines of sight. Geometric forms may also be found among textile and folk art around the world. However, it was in the 20th century when geometry came to occupy such a prominent role in art history. Modern painting, from Piet Mondrian, to Bridget Riley and Charlene von Heyl, to name only a few, brought geometry and art into a world of its own. Contemporary artists, in Site:Brooklyn’s Geometry continue and elaborate in this long tradition, using geometric theory, naturally occurring patterns and forms, and other engagements between math and art to explore new syntheses between realism, figuration, abstraction, and pattern making. These works include painting, sculpture, drawing, multimedia, and video.
About the Juror:
Phyllis Tuchman is an art critic, historian, and curator. She regularly writes for Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, and various other publications. She recently curated Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons at Guild Hall, and has previously put together widely acclaimed exhibitions focusing on Robert Motherwell and Robert Smithson. She has written books about George Segal, Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler.
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