Mirus Gallery is pleased to announce Geometry of Chance, a group show featuring work by Morten Andersen, Claudio Drë, Gilbert1, Felipe Goncalves, Francesco Lo Castro, Alexey Luka, Mary McCarthy, Darren McManus, Grant Miller, Christine Morla, Robert Moya, Adrian Navarro, Nawer, LX One, Richard Roth, Mark Schoening, Vesod, and Leah Wolff. Geometry of Chance will examine the use of mathematical principles as applied through these artists’ distinct bodies of work.
Geometry has long held an important role in art history, with the two fields sharing the same foundational principles of line, shape, balance, symmetry, scale and proportion. It was through the application of these elements that the artists of the Renaissance devised the technique of perspective. The application of perspective was the game-changer that defined Western art movements for centuries to come, and for which even the most abstract artists are held accountable to when choosing to either embrace or challenge it in their practices.
The artists in Geometry of Chance embrace geometry’s application through a variety of mediums and to varying effects, using geometric functions and understanding to communicate universal ideas that transcend individual knowledge or taste. Our understanding of geometry is hardwired into our evolution, for example studies have found that we view symmetrical features as more beautiful. This exhibition offers viewers the opportunity to see the application of these principles in their full spectrum; the binaries of art and math, emotion and intellect lose their duplicity and become two sides of the same coin.
Our current era of information overload and constant technological demand offers little opportunity to consider the physical world as we once did; these artists strive to depict a world we can lose ourselves in and come out the other side more in touch with our physical selves. Geometry of Chance offers the viewer the chance to re-examine the inner self, and reconnect with the inner explorer in all of us; the explorer that sought out the science of geometry in the first place.
Grant Miller’s artistic process mirrors the construction of history, recognizing the complexities that exist due to the multiple viewpoints that make up the sum of experience. As individual paintings, they represent a moment of clarity and a link in a chain of actions and events. Using a combination of structural elements, he achieves a formally defined space that speaks to the on-going internal cycle of information and processing that make up the human experience.
In her two-dimensional paper construction paintings Christine Morla explores cultural signifiers through her use of Filipino packaging, giving new meaning to what had formerly been considered trash. The weaving techniques she learned from her father are transformed through her use of these unconventional materials and geometric patterns, building upon her own cultural identity while commenting on the idea as a whole.