Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Kappa Effect

Our relationship to time & space has radically evolved, from the industrial revolution of the 19th century to the digital revolution of the late 20th. A main theme in my artwork is humanity's evolving spatial and temporal perceptions (and interactions) with the world around us. Using collage, I create a temporal and spatial illusion in landscape form, by juxtaposing different parts of the world and different eras in time, right next to each other. So it was exciting to recently discover The Kappa Effect, a psychological phenomenon related to the perception of distance, time, and speed. In experiments, it has been shown that an "observer will base their judgments of the temporal separation between each stimulus, on the spatial separation between each of these stimuli." So basically, the closer things are spatially, the closer we think of them in time as well. The Kappa Effect is a temporal illusion, a phenomenon of human perception. It's an effect which i've been (inadvertently until now) utilizing in my work, in order to create a hallucinatory trip through time.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Recess is in!

Very pleased to be participating in the grand opening show for Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, at her brand-new gallery in DUMBO. They've shown my work at pop-up shows and art fairs, and now they have a permanent space at 111 Front St. Suite# 222. The opening reception is tonight, Thursday the 12th, from 6-9pm- i'll be there around 7:30, so stop by if you're in the area and want to say hi. The show runs until August 1st.

Hunter MFA Video

I appear briefly in a video about Hunter's MFA program, focusing on the studios & some artists from the program. Follow this link to see it.