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Project 3: Analog / Analogy @ Zephyr Gallery
June 6, 2014 @ 8:00 am - August 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pmFree
Project 3: Analog / Analogy
June 6 through August 16, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, July 25, 6-9 p.m.
Project 3: Analog / Analogy is a two-part exhibition co-curated by artists Ryan Daly and Jake Heustis and Independent Curator Suzanne Weaver. The first part opens June 6 and runs through July 5th; second part opens July 10th and runs through August 16, 2014. Gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m., or by appointment. First Friday Trolley Hop dates are June 6 and August 1, 2014. Part I: Analog – Artist Reception and Audio Video Performance, will be held Friday, June 20, 7-10 p.m. Part II: Analogy – Artist Reception, will be held Friday, July 25, 6-9 p.m.
(Part I) Analog (June 6 – July 5) will include works by Heustis and Daly that are produced and exhibited using analog signals. An analog signal is a continuous signal that contains time-varying quantities. Unlike a digital signal that uses specific values to represent information, an analog signal has constant fluctuations. These fluctuations are the basis of Heustis and Daly’s work. Heustis’ brushless oil paintings, thick impasto grids of pure and vibrant fields of color, applied straight from the tube without manipulating the color create a direct and visceral presentation of oil paint as a medium. Meanwhile Daly’s monochromatic time-lapse photography, captured on Instax instant film, is a record of shifting light. Exposing a single frame at a time, in a grid of 100 exposures, Daly captures not only a moment in time, but also the change in light from moment to moment to moment. This fascination of time variation is also represented in Daly’s 16mm film sculpture The Projectionist Has Left the Building, whichscreens continuously throughout the month.
In (Part II) Analogy (July 10-August 16), through a collaboration with twenty-four artists, Heustis and Daly continue this exploration of analog by focusing on the linguistic root of the word analog: analogy. Instructed to “interpret what they see,” on paper (22 x 30 in/each), this collaboration investigates the cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target). Using theAnalogy of the Cave, or Plato’s Cave, it has been argued that analogy is “the core of cognition”, in which perception is necessary for analogy to occur.