January 18-27, 2019
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 — Thu, Feb 28, 2019
585 Dundas Street East
‘Pattern Recognition’ is a series of work that explores the transformative effects of translating flat, 2-dimensional patterns into objects that also hold meaning and can transform 3-dimensional space. The patterns are initially hand generated in computer space, the emergent forms based loosely on the need to create distinction and meaning out of a meaningless single pixel unit. Sometimes there is reference to man made architecture and form, other times letters and alphabet, as well as human figures: ‘human’ things’. The process itself seeks to create a visual language by stringing together singular elements like of an ‘alphabet’, where then meaning begins to emerge through the recognition of image. However, beyond the creator’s (mine) own logic, meaning also emerges through interaction with the ‘other’, the ‘viewer’, who in their own moment of encounter begin to seek out and recognize their own patterns.
The nature of the single unit pixel, as a synthetic element that once strung together within a coded composition depicting ‘reality’, is something we share with machines. We construct and render imagery that in their single units of colour and form are meaningless until they become compositions representative of something meaningful, made either to carry out a function (computer) or communicate a narrative (human).
The nature of the design is that you can play with the amount of negative space created and that can be augmented on top of reality. The reflective nature of the acrylic absorbs and refracts light, while the engraved inner pattern floats above, offering dimension.
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