May 7 - 13, 2019

Group Show: Where do we come from? Where are we going? at Sotheby's Institute of Art | New York City

Featuring the works:

Rational Wedges

Grid Works

Pythagorean Traversal in Harmonic Time

Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry PAVS(3) 2:7:154

A group exhibition curated by Finn Leong and Carley Nolan.

The opening reception, Wednesday, May 8th, from 6pm to 8pm will feature a new sound and light installation by Randy Gibson titled Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry PAVS(3) 2:7:154 in a setting of Pythagorean Traversal in Harmonic Time

Open Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday by appointment only.
For appointments or to register for the opening event visit the eventbrite page

The exhibition title is a nod to Paul Gaugin’s painting Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? from the late 19th century, which reflected his spiritual contemplation of natural life and human interaction. The exhibition is a reflective process of space and time within our human existence. The intangible words “space and time” are part of a universal narrative about how we connect our human experiences to the world around us. There is the inevitable desire of identifying who you are and where you are from, expressed through painting, digital work, photography, cyanotype print, sculpture, and installation work. The artists in the exhibition experience cultural, spiritual, and physical displacement; not unlike a juxtaposition between life’s higher purpose and existential challenges.

When we are lost contemplating existential questions, we fall in a reflective trance of our self, past, and future. The group exhibition of 8 different artists creates a conversation with the audience. Amid unique experiences with space and time, we are figuring out how our personal moments connect to the rest of the world, and in that chaos, the works emit a meditative feeling. From that meditative experience, viewers start asking the same questions, lost in a train of thoughts, finding those transcendental answers and making peace with themselves.

Graciela Cassel
Randy Gibson
Sholeh Asgary
Frank Yefeng Wang
Han Qin
Cindy Qiao
Yaw Owusu
Jake Nolan

Before the exhibition, you can find a curated playlist with the same name on Spotify. The participating artists selected each song, pertaining to the artists’ processes for this curatorial project.

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