Posted on | November 28, 2011 | 1 Comment
Axiom presents Update, a solo exhibition by artist John Slepian, opening on December 2nd, 2011. Update is an earnest exploration of the past, the present, and our aspirations for art.
The show introduces humor into some of the most serious work of 20th Century, exploring ideas about the sublime, artistic truth, and Modernism in the context of our ubiquitously self-centered, “interactive” and ironic present. Each of the pieces in this exhibition is a humorous take on a painting by a well known Mid-Century Modernist.
Two pieces are interactive animated versions of a famous painting projected onto a canvas and controlled by custom software and a Microsoft Xbox Kinect game controller. Another is a piece of software for a vintage Commodore 64 “personal computer” that generates over 32,000 variations on the form of Josef Albers’ famous “Homage to the Square” series.
The exhibition also includes digitally printed miniature versions of classic Mark Rothko paintings, and four mock museum posters, one for each of the artists’ work included in the exhibition, featuring a thumbnail image downloaded from the Internet. Stay tuned for more on this fun, engaging and interactive exhibition! For additional information about John Slepian’s work, please visit http://www.johnslep.net/.
Opening Reception: December 2nd from 6-9 pm.
Show dates: December 2nd – January 28th.