This week’s gallery picks examine the art of science and technology.
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1. Louise Despont’s Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture examines the movement of energy at The Drawing Center
2. For Lights Out, Michael Kagan reinforces his fascination with man’s moments of triumph over nature’s limits captured through iconic imagery at Joshua Liner Gallery
3. Larissa Fassler’s work is constructed out of a mass of topographic tracking, sketches, observations, and feelings that she experiences on site, and that are then synthesized into large graphic compositions, models, and sculptures at Jérôme Poggi Gallery
4. Agostino Arrivabene’s approach to painting stems from his artistic influences Gustave Moreau and Odd Nerdrum. He follows traditional methods that include grinding his own pigments and the almost forgotten technique of mischtechnik. This attention to the minutiae has resulted in Arrivabene’s paintings actually embodying a process of alchemical transformation, in which the physical matter of painting itself is transmuted into extraordinary light-filled visions at Cara Gallery
5. Felipe Pantone’s “W3-DIMENSIONAL” takes inspiration from Teilhard de Chardin’s 1950’s theories, which postulated the existence of “an enveloping sphere of thought, a living tissue of consciousness, enclosing the Earth and growing ever more dense.” at Mirus Gallery
6. Laura Poitras’ Astro Noise examines our modern era of mass surveillance at Whitney Museum of American Art