Branching describes an organizational system, whether organic or conceptual, where connections occur in self-similar fractal patterns.The work in this exhibition explores the branching metaphor, from trees to capillaries, from maps to networks, to language.
Kate Friedman’s work explores the interface of nature and technology, using digital tools and industrial materials in combination with photography, painting, drawing and collage. Variations in scale reveal recursive patterns, referencing visible structures in nature, macroscopic or microscopic views of the body or the planet, or complex data visualization in medicine, topography or computing.Abstract and intricate, the paintings and installations are open to personal interpretation. Viewers may recognize visual patterns — maps, branches, medical scans — as well as biological, cosmic, or data systems.The work seeks a common language: of order and complexity, the organic and the built, the rational and the intuitive, the mark of the hand and the mark of the machine — a shared presence in the world, around us and inside us.
August 5, + September 2, 2011
5 — 8 pm
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday — Friday 1:30 — 6:30 pm
other times by appointment or chance